Arkansas Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Arkansas medical marijuana business licenses available

Kevin Huhn  | June 20, 2017

Applications are now available for those who want to start medical marijuana businesses in Arkansas.

The state’s Medical Marijuana Commission on Monday posted the applications for licenses to operate MMJ cultivation facilities and dispensaries. Applications are expected to be accepted from June 30 until Sept. 18.

The commission has said

Arkansas finalizing medical cannabis industry rules

John Schroyer  | June 6, 2017

Arkansas officials are anticipating that between 20,000 and 40,000 residents will sign up to purchase medical cannabis, which is close to Marijuana Business Daily’s estimates of the potential patient pool.

The state Health Department’s chief lawyer, Robert Brech, told a joint meeting of the Senate and House Public Health Committee that running Arkansas’ …

Steep Hill opening cannabis testing labs in Arkansas, California

John Schroyer  | June 5, 2017

One of the most prominent cannabis testing labs in the nation, Steep Hill, is expanding its reach by opening new facilities in Arkansas and Los Angeles.

Both labs are licensed to operate under the Steep Hill brand, which means they’ll utilize the Berkeley, California-based company’s testing methods …

Arkansas readies medical cannabis application process

Omar Sacirbey  | May 31, 2017

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is close to finalizing the details governing new business license applications to cultivate and sell MMJ, including how the agency plans to score permit applicants.

The application period begins in June. And the five sections contained in the applications will be scored on a 100-point system, the Arkansas …

Arkansas rules on smoking medical cannabis, staffing go to governor

Bart Schaneman  | March 27, 2017

The Arkansas Senate has approved regulations on where medical marijuana can be smoked as well as requirements for staffing dispensaries.

According to the Arkansas News, the next stop for House Bill 1400 is the desk of Gov. Asa Hutchinson. If he signs the measure into law, it will ban patients from smoking medical cannabis:


Chart: 8 new marijuana markets slated to launch in 2018

Eli McVey  | March 27, 2017

By Eli McVey

Get ready for the next iteration of the green rush.

The marijuana industry is poised to grow by leaps and bounds in 2018, when at least eight of the 11 states that passed significant medical or recreational cannabis measures last year are expected to start sales.

Arkansas lawmaker behind anti-MMJ smoking bill took tobacco cash

Omar Sacirbey  | March 2, 2017

The Arkansas state senator behind a bill that would would bar patients from smoking medical marijuana under the state’s new MMJ law has accepted campaign money from tobacco companies.

State Sen. Jason Rapert cited health factors as the reason behind his anti-smoking legislation targeting medical cannabis.

“Universally, in the public health community, people will tell …

Arkansas to permit medical cannabis deliveries

Omar Sacirbey  | March 1, 2017

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board gave approval for state-licensed dispensaries to deliver medical marijuana to patients and caregivers once the state’s MMJ program has launched.

The delivery regulations approved this week include a few restrictions, according to Little Rock television station KATV:

  • Orders must be delivered the same day they are made.
  •  …