Olson replaces Lewis as interim director of ABC

William Olson is the new interim director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control division.
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Marijuana Commission to consider permit renewals, change of dispensary location

NEA Full Spectrum in Brookland is requesting a move to Jonesboro. The dispensary's president said last month sales had fallen off by 15% since nearby Missouri legalized recreational marijuana.

Are cannabis beverages the next big thing? Some Arkansas processors think so

Former Mountain Valley Spring Water CEO Breck Speed and cannabis processor David Owen have already developed several cannabis beverages. Their opening a medical marijuana processing facility near Hot Springs Village and plan to make beverages there as well in about a year.

State medical marijuana tax collections surpass $100 million

The state collected $2.85 million last month, bringing the total tax haul to more than $100 million since 2019.

UPDATE: Good Day Farm releases 4-in-1 gummies in two flavors

Good Day Farm has released four-in-one gummies, allowing patients to divide the product for their individual dosage.

Arkansas-based athlete stripped of long jump title after testing positive for THC

Tara Davis-Woodhall, a long jumper who lives in Fayetteville, has been stripped of her recent championship after testing positive for THC.

Goodbye, Delta-8: Arkansas legislature banned rogue THC despite pleas from advocates

The state legislature voted to ban Delta-8 THC, the psychoactive substance derived from hemp. Advocates, including mothers and business owners, pleaded with legislators, saying the products have a medical benefit and that banning them isn't the solution.

River Valley appeal takes unusual turn as attorney seeks court transcript

The state Supreme Court ruled last week that a lower court must provide an attorney with a proper court transcript following confusion on the matter and a testy email exchange with a court reporter.

Arkansas 4/20 sales yesterday more than tripled the daily average

Arkansas medical marijuana patients spent more than $2 million at the state's 38 dispensaries yesterday.
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Dark Horse to produce The Clear, launch first products on 4/20

Dark Horse Medicinals will produce vapes and edibles for Clear Cannabis Inc., a national marijuana brand known for The Clear. The products will have a "soft launch" on 4/20 followed by a full rollout next month.

Growing Green: strain reviews, weed regulations across state borders and the results of our Arkansas Times Cannabis Awards poll

Here, we put a spotlight on crowd favorites in the first-ever Arkansas Times Cannabis Awards, talk with Robert deBin of Natural State Medicinals, examine the ways cannabis industries in neighboring states impact Arkansas and review some innovative products — including a weed-infused local honey and a THC infused lubricant designed for use in the bedroom.

Flower power: A Q&A with Robert deBin of Natural State Medicinals

After Arkansas Times voters said strains from Natural State Medicinals are the best, we caught up with the cultivator's chief executive officer to ask him all about it.

UPDATE: Marijuana commission puts off dispensary's request to move to Jonesboro

NEA Full Spectrum of Brookland said it has lost 15% of its business since nearby Missouri legalized recreational marijuana this year but the commission tabled a request to move the business to Jonesboro.

Delta-8 advocates ask governor to veto bill likely headed to her desk

Owners of CBD stores in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village have asked the governor to veto a bill that would ban Delta-8 THC.

One toke over the (state) line

There's new competition for the Arkansas cannabis industry and it lies just across the border.

Shake Extractions is making a THC-infused sex lube, and we reviewed it

Feeling like your bedroom endeavors could benefit from some coconut oil-based, THC-infused delight? Here's what we thought about Shake Extractions' weed lube.

Marijuana tax collections approach $100 million

Medical marijuana tax collections, which have generated $97.2 million since 2019, are up slightly this year.

Bill would legalize possession, seal past convictions if state legalizes recreational marijuana

The bill would legalize possession of up two ounces and allows for some past convictions to be sealed if Arkansas legalizes recreational marijuana.

House panel backs resolution to lower fee for marijuana cards, extend length to two years

A House committee passed yesterday a resolution that asks the state Department of Health to lower costs for medical marijuana cards and extend them from one year to two years. A bill to allow cardholders to be eligible for concealed carry permits also passed the House yesterday and a bill to ban Delta-8 products is on the House calendar today.

Delta-8 bill places CBD on the chopping block, imperils hemp industry, advocates say

A bill that would ban Delta-8 THC products would also ban CBD products and imperil the state hemp industry, according to hemp advocates. The bill is set to be heard by the House Rules committee at Noon on Wednesday.