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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Panel Issues 5 Cultivation Licenses

by Associated Press 7/10/2018 4:46 pm

Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Commission has awarded licenses to five cultivation companies after an injunction against issuing the licenses was lifted.

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.

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.

PR Man Among Women, Aaron Sadler Tells a Human Story

by Kyle Massey 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Aaron Sadler chuckles at the idea that he broke the glass ceiling — in reverse — at Ghidotti Communications in Little Rock.

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.

Facing Lawsuit, Procurement Chief Says There's No Appealing His Rulings in Protests

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Procurement Director Edward Armstrong's answer to being sued over a ruling that gave a fourth-place bidder a major state contract boils down to four words: His word is final. So far, the law seems to agree with him.

American College of Trial Lawyers Recognizes Steve Quattlebaum (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Steven Quattlebaum has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Stop Payday Lending – Again (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Arkansans have repeatedly affirmed at the ballot box that they oppose predatory lending, but two state legislators are trying to make it easier for predatory lenders to operate.

Truth in Lending (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Black Friday isn’t what it used to be, but the arrival of the spending season prompts concern about a looming threat to Arkansas consumers: the return of the illegal loan sharks euphemistically known as payday lenders.

Arkansas Delegates Look for Rebound at Democratic Convention

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/25/2016 6:58 am

Arkansas' delegates hope having Hillary Clinton at the top of the ticket will energize a state party that's been routed by Republicans over the past three elections.

Arkansas Democrats Select Delegates for Party Convention

by Associated Press 6/13/2016 7:02 am

The Arkansas Democratic Party has selected its delegates for the national presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia.

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.

Dustin McDaniel Becomes DC Lawyer, Registers as Arkansas Lobbyist

by Associated Press 2/9/2016 6:52 am

Former Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been sworn in as a lawyer in Washington and will also begin lobbying lawmakers in Arkansas.

Court Fights Likely over Gun, Discrimination Laws (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/8/2015 7:07 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge tried to provide some clarity on two hotly contested state laws with a pair of legal opinions on the open carry of handguns and local anti-discrimination protections. Instead, it's increasingly likely courts or the Legislature will have to resolve both issues.

At Rally, Dustin McDaniel Opposes #HB1228

by Associated Press 3/30/2015 8:17 am

Several dozens of people, including former Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, have gathered in Little Rock to show their distaste for a proposed law that critics say would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Senate Rejects Bill to Address Crime Victim Fund's $2M Shortfall

by Associated Press 3/26/2015 7:01 am

The Arkansas Senate has rejected a bill aimed at addressing a $2 million shortfall in a program that grants money to Arkansas crime victims to pay for funeral expenses, medical care and other needs.

Dustin McDaniel Urges $97K Raise for Successor

by Associated Press 1/12/2015 2:57 pm

The outgoing Democratic attorney general of Arkansas is urging a panel reviewing elected officials' salaries to more than double his Republican successor's pay.