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Medical Pot Deadline Opens New Set of Challenges (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/18/2017 7:33 am

Arkansas will get its first hint this week of just how large the state's medical marijuana industry will become with hundreds of applications expected to be delivered for those wanting to grow and sell the drug.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association Names Board Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 2:58 pm

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association names Dr. Regina Thurman of Fayetteville chairman of its board of directors.

Leaders Form Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2017 2:57 pm

Leaders in the health care, agricultural and legal sectors have formed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association.

As Marijuana Industry Beckons, Banks Just Say No

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2017 12:00 am

On one side is a new industry desperately needing local banking services. On the other side are bankers salivating at potential deposits and fee revenue. Between them is a federal government that outlaws marijuana.

Medical Marijuana Rollout Sparks Interest Among Arkansas Entrepreneurs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

The state began accepting applications Friday from those wishing to grow and sell marijuana for medical use, but when the drug might make into the hands of patients is still anyone’s guess.

Update: State Chamber Behind Bill to Clarify Workplace Terms of Marijuana Law

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/10/2017 12:45 pm

A bill backed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to amend the state's new medical marijuana law was filed Monday by state Rep. Carlton Wing, R-North Little Rock.

Balancing Work Life, the Law and Marijuana as a Medicine

by Marty Cook 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Despite disapproving political leaders, more than 53 percent of Arkansas voters were ready to give qualifying patients a chance to feel better through marijuana.

Poll Shows Arkansas Voters Split Over Medical Pot Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2016 4:10 pm

Arkansas voters were narrowly split over a proposal to legalize medical marijuana before the state Supreme Court disqualified a competing measure from next week's ballot, a new poll shows.

Inside the Legal Challenges to Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Proposals (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 9/14/2016 8:45 am

Erika Gee takes a closer look at issues identified by three legal challenges to Arkansas' two medical marijuana proposals and what to expect as the court considers them.

Marijuana Rx May Put Guns Out of Reach

by Mark Friedman 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Even if Arkansas voters approve the use of medical marijuana in November, the drug still will be considered an illegal controlled substance by the federal government. And that could cause legal problems for users and sellers of marijuana, according to law professors.

Second Medical Marijuana Proposal OK'd for Arkansas Ballot

by Associated Press 8/31/2016 4:38 pm

Arkansas election officials have approved a second measure legalizing medical marijuana for the November ballot.

How Arkansas' 2 Medical Marijuana Proposals Differ (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 8/31/2016 2:19 pm

Examining the similarities — and differences — of the two medical marijuana initiatives voters will face in November.

3 Groups Submit Petitions for Arkansas Ballot Measures

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/11/2016 7:24 am

Groups trying to get casino legalization, medical marijuana and limits on medical lawsuits before Arkansas voters submitted thousands of signatures to election officials on Friday in hopes of qualifying for the November ballot.

Hundreds Paid to Gather Signatures for Arkansas Initiatives

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/5/2016 6:51 am

Hundreds of paid workers have been gathering signatures for initiative campaigns around Arkansas as they try to meet this week's deadline to submit petitions to get their proposals on the November ballot.

Month-Long Sprint Begins for Petition Signatures (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/13/2016 7:03 am

Canvassers are in a month-long sprint to gather thousands of signatures for proposed ballot issues. Depending on how things fall, Arkansas voters might have a chance to consider multiple marijuana-related proposals this fall.

Attorney David Couch Wields Initiatives To Change the Law

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

David Couch’s law practice is increasingly devoted to voter-initiated acts and constitutional amendments.

Arkansas Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Campaign Finance Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/19/2016 3:46 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit challenging the attorney general's decision to reject the wording of a ballot measure that would impose new campaign finance and ethics restrictions on elected officials.

Leslie Rutledge Rejects Wording of Campaign Finance Measure

by Associated Press 4/27/2016 6:56 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand the state's ban on lobbyist gifts to elected officials.

Arkansas Attorney General Approves Wording of Medical Marijuana Proposal

by Associated Press 2/18/2016 6:47 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge approved the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana on Wednesday, clearing the way for supporters to try and put the measure on the November ballot.

Several Ballot Measures Just Need Signatures

by Gwen Moritz 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Marijuana, alcohol and a new limit on legislative referrals have been certified and may appear on the statewide ballot later this year if enough signature are collected from registered voters.

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