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No Applications to Grow, Dispense Arkansas Medical Marijuana

No Applications to Grow, Dispense Arkansas Medical Marijuana

Demand for permission to use, grow and sell medical marijuana in Arkansas is low as the state reaches the halfway point for the application period.
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Leaders Form Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association

Leaders in the health care, agricultural and legal sectors have formed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association.
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Two UAMS Chancellor Finalists Withdraw; Search to Continue

The University of Arkansas System says that the two finalists to become the next chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have withdrawn from consideration.
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Federal Court: Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money

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Boozman Recovers After Follow-up Heart Surgery

U.S. Sen. John Boozman's office says the Arkansas Republican has successfully undergone a follow-up procedure to his 2014 heart surgery. read more >

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

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Former UA Athletic Director Frank Broyles Dead at 92

Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, died Monday at the age of 92. read more >

New Life for Medicaid After GOP's Health Care Debacle

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