Three counties account for one-third of state's medical marijuana cardholders

Pulaski, Benton and Washington Counties accounted for 33% of the state's medical marijuana cards in the last fiscal year, according to the state Department of Health. Overall, cards were down last year and one industry leader said hassles with card renewals and the possibility of recreational marijuana impacted the numbers.
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Supreme Court rules against state's original five cultivators over 2020 licensing issue

The state Supreme Court ruled against the state's original five cultivators today in a case involving the issuance of three additional cultivation licenses in 2020. The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's decision to dismiss the case on sovereign immunity grounds.

Senate panel advances bill to ban Delta-8 THC products

A state Senate committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would ban Delta-8 products. Opponents of Delta-8 argued before the committee that the products are dangerous and available to children while supporters of the products said their businesses would be in danger if the bill is passed.

Medical marijuana sales up slightly through first two months of year

Arkansas medical marijuana patients spent more than $45 million at the state's 38 dispensaries through the first two months of the year. The numbers were up slights from January and February sales last year.

Senator files bill to ban Delta-8 and related cannabis products

Sen. Tyler Dees (R-Siloam Springs) filed a bill this week that would ban Delta-8 and related products that were legalized after federal lawmakers legalized hemp products in a 2018 bill.

Grass ceiling: Arkansas women fight employment trends in cannabis industry

Limited data nationally and statewide show women lagging behind men in cannabis employment but some Arkansas women are getting ahead and lifting up others.

Attorney general office shuts down discussion of pre-rolls and advertising

After approving several ownership changes, the state Medical Marijuana Commission attempted to discuss restrictions on pre-rolls and advertising but the commission's counsel from the attorney general's office said Attorney General Tim Griffin believed the commission did not have the authority to consider the issues.

Former Mountain Valley CEO set to receive cannabis processing license

Speed has experience in the beverage industry and is the chief operating officer of a water-soluble hemp extraction company in Louisiana.

Cannabis processor Dark Horse Medicinals expanding into Missouri, Mississippi

The Little Rock processor is purchasing a cannabis business in Missouri and plans to be operational there this month. The company is applying for a license in Mississippi and plans to begin operations there around September, according to CEO Casey Flippo.

Anti-marijuana group opens Arkansas office

Smart Approaches to Marijuana worked with a well-funded group to oppose a recreational marijuana amendment in Arkansas last year and said it opposes a recently-filed resolution to place it on the ballot in 2024.

Arkansas patient files suit against testing lab, cultivators over THC labels

The suit alleges a testing lab and three cultivators intentionally misrepresented THC content on product labels to make the product more valuable.

Student at Little Rock elementary school ate marijuana gummy Friday, sent to hospital

The event follows similar incidents in Jonesboro and Russellville.

It's the last day to vote in the Arkansas Times Cannabis Awards

Cast your vote in the dopest awards in Arkansas!

ABC Director Doralee Chandler to join attorney general's staff

Doralee Chandler, the director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control division, will join the office of Attorney General Tim Griffin as the deputy attorney general for state agencies.

Put Good Day Farm's weed-infused honey in your tea for good night's sleep

Good Day Farm sells this delicious THC-infused honey that was developed from K-Bee Honey’s farm in Sherwood. It includes a seemingly overwhelming 152.62 mg per jar; however, the product comes with a complimentary teaspoon that divvies out 9 mg servings, with 17 servings per jar. I must admit that I myself have a heavy pour.

ABC director Doralee Chandler submits resignation, no word on replacement

Chandler has overseen regulation of alcohol and medical marijuana since her appointment in 2018. In other marijuana business, the state Medical Marijuana Commission approved three permit changes and made plans to discuss the disadvantage Arkansas businesses face in cannabis advertising.

Republican senator files bill to place recreational marijuana on 2024 ballot

The amendment would allow for adult use and home grow.

Grandmother charged after Jonesboro elementary students eat THC gummies

Three students also ingested THC-infused candy at a Russellville Elementary School last month.

Medical Marijuana Commission moves meeting to next week, will consider three ownership changes

The meeting has been moved to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. The agenda will include changes involving Carpenter Farms Medical Group, Good Day Farm’s cultivation license and Mink and Kimball Extracts, a cannabis processor in Marion. 

Cannabis without the mansplaining

A marijuana processor in Northwest Arkansas sets its sights on self-care and sexual health.