Prominent Louisiana Republican donor becomes primary shareholder of Good Day Farm dispensary

A prominent Louisiana shipbuilder, political donor and philanthropist has become the largest shareholder of a Little Rock dispensary after state regulators approved the change of ownership at their meeting on Thursday. 
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Puff, puff, pass: comparing and contrasting the three petitions to allow adults to use marijuana recreationally in Arkansas

Arkansans have a chance to add their names to three petitions for state constitutional amendments that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults. But the three proposals differ in how they would shape cannabis use in the state. 

Dr. Yes has a Bold, Blue Dream — with small qualms

Beloved throughout the cannabis world, Blue Dream has been one of the most popular and sought after strains of the last decade. It's famous for having an uplifting high and a sweet berry flavor. This has been one of my favorite strains for many years, so I picked some up from Native Green Wellness in Little Rock to see if Bold Team Cultivation's version lives up to its famous reputation. 

Arkansas researchers delve into the science on medical marijuana

Laws and culture combined in the past to prevent federal studies about medical marijuana. But now, with those barriers lifted, researchers with the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement can dig in using a federal $1.3 million grant.

Marijuana goes mainstream at expo, industry leaders talk about expanding to recreational users

Three amendments could make it on to the ballot in November to expand Arkansans' legal access to marijuana. Former state Rep. Eddie Armstrong makes his pitch for why he thinks his is the best.

River Valley Relief Cultivation medical marijuana strains hit the market

River Valley Relief Cultivation is the latest medical marijuana grower to deliver cannabis to Arkansas dispensaries. The Fort Smith-based cultivator has supplied some dozen strains to about a dozen dispensaries over the last week, owner Storm Nolan said. It'll be everywhere soon, he said. "We're slowly getting it rolled out to everybody." 

Dr. Yes is high on Grape Pie #2 from River Valley Relief

This is the first of a new weekly series of reviews of Arkansas medical marijuana strains.

Medical marijuana expo returns

Arkansas medical marijuana patients kept cannabis in high demand over the past three years. This month, those patients will have a chance to interact with many of the dispensaries and cultivators behind the state’s cannabis supply.

Judge temporarily halts marijuana commission from awarding additional dispensary licenses

The state Medical Marijuana Commission can’t issue the final two dispensary licenses until a lawsuit alleging racial bias in the application process can be fully heard, according to a temporary restraining order issued by Circuit Judge Alice Gray on Tuesday. 

Group backed by cannabis cultivators files proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for adults

A group financed by state medical marijuana cultivators filed a proposal this week for a state constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana for adults.  

The worldwide web of weed

Jane, Leafly and Weedmaps help Arkansas cannabis consumers.

Marijuana commission moves closer to issuing final dispensary licenses

The rule changes are expected to go before the Arkansas Legislative Council next month and, if approved, the commission could issue the final licenses at its meeting in March, commission spokesman Scott Hardin said. 

Campaign underway for marijuana legalization

Arkansas adults will be able to legally purchase marijuana for recreational use by February 2023 if a recently filed constitutional amendment proposal makes the ballot and is approved by voters next year.

Push begins for marijuana legalization in Arkansas

Grassroots groups collecting signatures in hopes of making the ballot.

Marijuana commission paves way for final dispensary licenses to be issued

State medical marijuana regulators approved rule changes on Thursday that set the state on a path to issue the final two dispensary licenses by January.  

The state of marijuana in Arkansas

Cannabis has never been easier to get in Arkansas. But is it good?

Grandma’s guide to marijuana

For folks new to medical marijuana, here's a glossary.
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Little Rock lawyer Alex Gray and other investors in Good Day Farm look to become a regional player in the cannabis industry

Gray is co-owner of both a medical marijuana cultivation facility and a dispensary in Arkansas, and of cultivation facilities in Louisiana and Missouri. He and other investors are primed to open a grow operation in Mississippi and continue to expand throughout the Southeast as the ever-evolving market continues to open up
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Insight into medical marijuana edibles in Arkansas

Trevor Swedenburg talks about what sets Natural State Medicinals apart.

Still under construction, Grady marijuana cultivator gets license extension

Carpenter Medical Group will have seven more months to complete its medical marijuana cultivation facility after state regulators granted an extension to the Southeast Arkansas cultivator that had recently abandoned its license.