Stephens family among new majority owners of Berner's dispensary

Warren Stephens and his family are part of a group that will hold majority ownership of Berner's by Good Day Farm dispensary in Little Rock.
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Federal judge stops state hemp law as case goes on

Judge Billy Roy Wilson said the new state law is too vague and changes the federal definition of hemp. The plaintiffs’ attorney, Abtin Mehdizadegan, said it appears hemp-derived products, like those with Delta-8 THC, can return to store shelves.

Dispensary withdraws request for Stuttgart move amid opposition

“That is not a good match for rice, ducks or for our town," Stuttgart's economic development coordinator said in a letter to the state Medical Marijuana Commission.

Federal health agency recommends rescheduling cannabis, report says

Cannabis would remain federally illegal if placed into Schedule III, but cannabis businesses would benefit from the removal of obstacles in banking and taxation.

Mums, clones and Crunch Berries: Behind the scenes at River Valley Relief

We browsed the stacks at River Valley Relief's cannabis library in Fort Smith.

Medical marijuana sales total $165 million in first 7 months of 2023

Medical marijuana patients in Arkansas spent $23.2 million at the state's 38 dispensaries last month.

Federal judge hears arguments in challenge to Arkansas hemp law

U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson heard from plaintiffs and defendants yesterday but was not yet ready to rule on whether a new law should be temporarily halted while the case plays out.

Federal judge to hear arguments in challenge to state ban on hemp-derived THC

Federal Judge Billy Roy Wilson will hear oral arguments tomorrow in a lawsuit aiming to block a new state law banning hemp-derived THC products.

Budtenders pick their favorite products

Cannabis professionals mix expertise and experience to name their top picks.

Marijuana commission postpones consideration of dispensary's move to Stuttgart

The commission approved ownership changes at five medical marijuana businesses but tabled consideration of a Helena-West Helena dispensary moving to Stuttgart until next month.

Hemp businesses file lawsuit over Arkansas's ban on Delta-8 THC

A group of hemp-related businesses has filed a lawsuit over the new law that bans psychoactive hemp-derived THC products containing Delta-8 and other compounds.

John Daly cannabis line to hit shelves next week with golf-themed gummies

The John Daly line will start with four types of golf-themed gummies, including Birdie Berry Blast, Fairway Fruits and Chip Shot Cherry.

Matthew Shepherd appoints Amber Pool to Medical Marijuana Commission

Amber Pool will serve a four-year term on the commission.

New Game and Fish commissioner becomes part-owner of Texarkana dispensary

Brandon Adams, who Governor Sarah Sanders appointed to the Game and Fish Commission last week, will be one of 19 new owners of SuperFarm, a medical marijuana dispensary in Texarkana.

Medical marijuana sales reach $141 million so far this year

Medical marijuana sales are up slightly from last year through the first six months of the year. The state has collected $16 million in tax revenue from medical marijuana sales this year and more than $105 million since the industry launched in 2019.

Drink up: Arkansas processors have big plans for cannabis beverages

Breck Speed of High Speed Extracts and David Owen of Ouachita Farms have big plans for a cannabis beverage market that brings in more than $1 billion a year nationally.

Good Day Farm helps Arkansans ask governor to support cannabis clemency

This week, Good Day Farm is helping customers in Arkansas send letters to Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders to ask for her to use her clemency powers to forgive some past cannabis offenses.

Advocates pack in for crowded second day of cannabis expo

A crowded day at the Cannabis and Wellness Expo included cooking demonstration, medical marijuana certifications and lots to learn from experts on the state cannabis industry.

Women take center stage at cannabis expo

Women in the Arkansas cannabis industry discussed their experiences, and some sobering statistics, during the first panel discussion of the Cannabis and Wellness Expo. A trippy laser-filled hallway, a weed wonderland in the exhibit hall and an upcoming line of cannabis products from golfer John Daly provided some other highlights. The event picks up again tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Arkansas Times to host cannabis expo on Friday and Saturday

Representatives of dispensaries, cultivators and others in the medical marijuana industry will be on-hand to answer questions. The event, sponsored by Good Day Farm, will include a series of panel discussions on topics including women in cannabis, new products and more. Attendees can also enter a raffle to win two tickets to see Snoop Dogg in concert later this summer.