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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.