Tagged: arkansas medical marijuana commission

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Growers Say Drug Ready by Spring

by Associated Press 11/29/2018 6:45 am

Two of the businesses licensed by Arkansas to grow medical marijuana say they expect to have the drug available for dispensaries as soon as April.

Marijuana Commission Responds to Criticisms

by Associated Press 11/14/2018 6:38 am

More than two years after Arkansans voted to legalize medical marijuana, the commission created to approve licenses for cultivators and growers has had to respond to public criticisms of lack of transparency and sluggish movement.

No Confidence (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Video of a Dr. Carlos Roman and unsuccessful applicant further clouds the process of choosing winners of the valuable cultivators’ permits.

Firm Signs Agreement to Grade Arkansas Marijuana Applicants

by Associated Press 9/28/2018 6:47 am

A Boston-based consultant has signed an agreement with Arkansas to grade the more than 200 applications for the state's first medical marijuana dispensary licenses.

Forward Motion (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/16/2018 12:00 am

It’s too late to wonder why the MMC didn’t use the same time-tested approach used by the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to distribute package store licenses when a county goes wet: set a deadline for applications, determine whether each applicant meets all legal requirements and then draw randomly from among the qualified applicants.

Arkansas Marijuana Panel OKs Rule Allowing Hiring of Consultant

by Associated Press 7/13/2018 6:51 am

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission approves a rule that would allow it to hire an outside consultant to help review and score hundreds of applications from businesses that want to sell medical marijuana.

Medical Marijuana Commission to Explore Hiring Consultant

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 7/3/2018 6:50 am

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission took the first step Monday toward hiring an independent consultant to review about 230 applications for dispensary licenses.

Watch Video of the Arkansas Marijuana Commission Meeting Here

by Lance Turner 7/2/2018 2:09 pm

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today — its first meeting after the state Supreme Court cleared the way last month for the state to launch its medical marijuana program.

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.