Tagged: arkansas medical marijuana commission

Update: Arkansas Court Clears Way For Medical Pot Program's Launch

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/21/2018 10:12 am

Justices on Thursday reversed and dismissed a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug.

Marijuana Company Accused of Offering Commissioner A Bribe

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/7/2018 3:41 pm

The Arkansas attorney general's office says a member of the commission that awards licenses to grow medical marijuana has accused an unsuccessful applicant of trying to bribe him.

Arkansas Supreme Court Considers Medical Marijuana License Case

by Associated Press 6/7/2018 10:04 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a judge's decision to prevent the state from issuing its first licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana.

Few Ways Out of Arkansas' Medical Pot Stalemate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/16/2018 7:41 am

Weeks after he effectively halted the launch of Arkansas' medical marijuana program, a judge is urging officials to find a way to resume evaluating applications. That's going to be easier said than done.

Arkansas Pauses Marijuana Dispensary Review

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/11/2018 10:25 am

Arkansas officials have halted their evaluation of applications to sell medical marijuana after a judge struck down the state's licensing process for businesses that want to grow the drug.

Marijuana Commission's Carlos Roman Defends Panel's Choices

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Dr. Carlos Roman, a member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, disputes what he calls the “false narrative” about his scoring of the applicants and defended the honesty of the commission.

Ruling Upends Arkansas Medical Pot Program (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/26/2018 6:56 am

The Arkansas judge who put the brakes on the state's medical marijuana program didn't do so because of an objection to legalizing pot's use for certain patients. In fact, he was downright apologetic about putting the program on hold because of objections to the licensing process.

Attorney General Appeals Marijuana Case to Arkansas Supreme Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2018 2:06 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has appealed to the state Supreme Court a Pulaski County Circuit Court order that stopped the rollout of medical marijuana.

Judge Voids Marijuana Commission's Cultivation Choices

by Lance Turner 3/21/2018 11:20 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge declares the Arkansas Marijuana Commission's scoring of cultivator applicants "null and void," preventing the commission from officially awarding cultivation licenses.

Remember The Patients (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/19/2018 12:00 am

The awarding of licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana in Arkansas was bound to be controversial, and so it is.

Judge to Rule Within 5 Days on Marijuana Licenses

by Associated Press 3/16/2018 3:35 pm

An Arkansas judge says he'll rule within the next five days on whether to allow the state to issue its first licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana.

Judge Puts Brakes on Licenses for Marijuana Growers

by Lance Turner 3/14/2018 2:33 pm

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the Arkansas Marijuana Commission from officially issuing cultivation licenses.

In Reversal, Medical Pot Cultivator Picks Jackson County, Not Jefferson

by Kyle Massey 3/9/2018 11:17 am

In a stunning reversal that left officials in Pine Bluff "mad to the point of tears, practically," Natural State Wellness Enterprises LLC announced that it would put its medical marijuana cultivation facility in Jackson County.

McDaniel: Marijuana Regulators Should Hire Director

by Lance Turner 3/8/2018 6:59 am

A former Arkansas attorney general who is now part owner of a marijuana cultivation business says the state Medical Marijuana Commission should hire an executive director.

Jefferson County Lands 2nd Medical Marijuana Grow Facility

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 7:28 am

A medical marijuana company that qualified last week to become one of the first five legal cannabis grow sites in Arkansas has decided to put its cultivation operation in Jefferson County.

Arkansas Names 5 Companies Picked to Grow Medical Marijuana

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/27/2018 4:52 pm

Arkansas regulators have announced five companies the state intends to license to grow medical marijuana under a voter-approved amendment that legalized the drug for certain patients.

Arkansas to Name Legal Medical Marijuana Growers on Feb. 27

by Associated Press 12/4/2017 6:56 am

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission says the highest-scoring bids to become the first legal growers of medical marijuana in the state will be announced Feb. 27.

Weeding Down Arkansas' Cannabis Cultivators

by Kyle Massey 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Ninety-five entities applied for five licenses to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas. But exacting standards and daunting challenges mean it won’t be easy money.

Marijuana Insurance Buds in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The moment last year that Arkansas voters approved the use of medical marijuana, Paul Dunn knew he wanted to sell insurance for the industry. But it won’t be easy. The federal government still considers marijuana illegal.

Pulaski, Jefferson Counties Top Applications for Medical Pot

by Associated Press 10/17/2017 7:14 am

Most applications for medical marijuana distribution sites came in for Pulaski County, while the largest number of cultivation applications list Jefferson County.