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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.