Arkansas Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Chart: Arkansas medical marijuana sales top $353,000 via just two dispensaries, outpacing initial OH sales

Sales of medical marijuana in Arkansas are off to a strong start, with patients purchasing more than 50 pounds of cannabis in nearly 5,000 transactions in the first week dispensaries were open. The initial sales eclipsed those in Ohio, which has nearly four times the population. With sales underway, the Arkansas market could grow at a […]

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Arkansas medical cannabis dispensary sued for trademark infringement

Doctors Orders Pharmacy, a White Hall, Arkansas-based chain of drugstores, filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against Doctors Orders Rx, one of the state’s two operating medical marijuana dispensaries. The situation underlines why marijuana firms should carefully consider legal due diligence as they develop names and marketing materials – or potentially face similar lawsuits. The pharmacy is […]

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Adult use in NJ a no-go for now, AR medical cannabis sales launch, new states allow edibles & more

New Jersey legislators abandon their current efforts to legalize recreational cannabis, Arkansas finally sees its first medical marijuana sales, MJ-infused edibles expand into new states – plus other important news from around the industry.   No-go in NJ Garden State lawmakers conceded that legalizing adult-use marijuana isn’t going to happen via a legislative move in the […]

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AR marijuana dispensaries could offer edibles, concentrates next week

Cannabis-infused edibles, concentrates and vape cartridges are expected to hit dispensaries in Arkansas sometime in the next several days, and the rules for the products are similar to those in other medical and adult-use marijuana markets. Robert Lercher, a spokesman for Bold Team, a licensed producer/processor, says it intends to have those products available by […]

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Arkansas medical marijuana sales top $93,000 in first three days

The first two medical cannabis dispensaries in Arkansas sold more than $93,000 in product in the program’s first three days. The state’s long-awaited medical marijuana program kicked off last weekend, and state officials said they expect to approve more dispensaries over the next week, The Sentinel-Record reported. To read more about Arkansas’ first three days of sales, click here.

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Long-awaited medical marijuana sales begin in Arkansas

Arkansas’ first medical marijuana dispensary opened Saturday, marking the debut of  MMJ sales roughly 2½ years after voters approved a legalization referendum in 2016. Doctors Orders Rx in Hot Springs opened its doors and was quickly followed Sunday morning by Green Springs Medical, also in Hot Springs, according to Little Rock TV station KLRT. Green Springs […]

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IL gov touts adult-use marijuana plan, FL dispensary cap lawsuits, Euro MJ conference & more

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveils a blueprint for recreational marijuana, lawsuits crop up in Florida around the state’s dispensary caps, a conference in Denmark highlights the growing international MJ space – plus other important news from around the cannabis industry. Recreational marijuana plan for Land of Lincoln The governor of Illinois revealed a plan to legalize […]

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Arkansas medical marijuana program could launch within days

A medical cannabis dispensary in Arkansas received state approval to open, setting the stage for an imminent start to sales for the long-awaited medical marijuana program. Doctors Orders RX of Hot Springs got its final OK from state regulators on Friday. “Doctors Orders is the first to receive approval,” Arkansas MMJ spokesman Scott Hardin wrote […]

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Arkansas lawmakers restrict medical marijuana advertising

As Arkansas medical cannabis businesses look forward to the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program, they are taking careful note of the fact that the Legislature just approved a bill to restrict advertising aimed at curbing children’s interest in MMJ products. Under the measure, which has now passed both chambers after being amended: Cultivators would […]

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Arkansas Senate passes medical cannabis bills affecting edibles, advertising

Arkansas marijuana entrepreneurs took note as the state Senate passed two bills aimed at restricting medical cannabis’ desirability to children by limiting certain edibles and restricting MMJ advertising. The two bills passed Tuesday codify rules already spelled out by the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division. The measures were sent to the state House for consideration. […]

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