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Smoking guns: ATF, state at odds over firearms, cannabis

State and federal laws clash on whether medical marijuana users can have concealed carry permits.

Learn about cannabis with Ask Ethel on Saturday

Ask Ethel will host educational events Little Rock, Hot Springs, Fayetteville and more.
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Arkansas marijuana patients spend $68 million in first quarter of 2024

Suite 443 in Hot Springs was the top-selling dispensary, followed by Natural Relief Dispensary of Sherwood in February and March.

Cannabis flower is king, suppositories are at the bottom

Remembering that time The Observer tried a cannabis suppository.
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Marijuana sales on 4/20 nearly tripled daily average, state says

Medical marijuana patients in Arkansas spent $2.11 million to buy 630 pounds of products on 4/20 this year.

State surpasses 100K medical marijuana patients as amendment battle heats up

Arkansans can sign the petition to put medical marijuana expansion on the ballot at dispensaries and at some upcoming events.
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River Valley can keep marijuana cultivation license for now, Supreme Court rules

The state Supreme Court said River Valley owner Storm Nolan was an "indispensable party" who should be allowed to take part in a case brought by another company challenging River Valley's license.

Heisman-winning QB Sam Bradford among new owners of Little Rock dispensary

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West Memphis dispensary files suit in ownership dispute

Typically, the state Medical Marijuana Commission must approve changes of ownership for marijuana-related businesses. But the plaintiffs say this matter is “beyond the authority and competence of the MMC to decide.” 

West Memphis dispensary reopens under new management after tumultuous month

Body and Mind dispensary closed for several days after a dispute over an operating agreement led to a management change. The previous company cut down the store's cannabis plants when it exited, a state spokesman said.
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Griffin asks Congress to address hemp-derived THC products

A lawyer representing plaintiffs in a federal hemp case said Griffin effectively admitted that the state will need Congress, and not the courts, to address the issue.

'Grow your own' and more: What's in the 2024 medical marijuana amendment

Two outspoken marijuana advocates who fought a recreational marijuana proposal in 2022 are lending their support to a 2024 amendment. What’s different this time? “They gave me everything I asked for,” Fults said. 

Good Day Farm acquires, demolishes Riverdale building

The state Medical Marijuana Commission has approved Good Day Cantrell's move to the site at 3600 Cantrell.

Marijuana commission won't consider proposed dispensary moves until July

Greenlight Little Rock had requested a move to a location near the border of Jacksonville and Cabot.

Need a medical marijuana card? Get certified in Fort Smith this weekend

Dr. Mary Clifton will certify patients for $49.

Arkansas medical marijuana jobs top 3,000, state says

Good Day Farm Cultivation in Pine Bluff has the most active cards of any cannabis business in the state with 366.

Little Rock dispensary proposes move to Jacksonville

A state representative and a bank president have submitted letters to support Greenlight Little Rock's proposed move, while the Sherwood mayor opposes it.

Smell in the dell: Leafology's neighbors unhappy with facility's cannabis odors

After state regulators fined Leafology over smell issues last year, the cultivators say they're doing "everything they can" to mitigate odors. But the facility's neighbors, like Phil Higdon, are still unhappy.

Attorney general signs off on ballot measure to expand medical marijuana

The amendment would make it easier for patients to access the program, allow them to grow their own plants, and allow for the sale of pre-rolls.

January medical marijuana sales total $23 million

The numbers were on par with the $23.1 million patients spent in January 2023.
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