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Supporters of Arkansas Ballot Measures Turn in Thousands of Signatures

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/9/2018 6:54 am

Thousands of signatures for proposals to legalize casinos in Arkansas, raise the minimum wage and impose stricter term limits were submitted Friday to election officials in the hopes of putting the measures on the November ballot.

Political Opponents Seeking Fairness in Initiative Process

by Marty Cook 6/11/2018 12:00 am

David Couch is a self-proclaimed liberal lawyer and Jerry Cox is the head of the conservative Family Council in Little Rock. They rarely agree on anything, but they do agree on citizen-led ballot proposals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.