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Medical Cannabis Has $100,000 Opening; Gummies and Oils on Way
Robert Lercher of Bold Team stands amid 1,600 marijuana plants growing at the firm's cultivation center in Cotton Plant. Some of its second crop is for edible products and oils, which could be available next week.

Medical Cannabis Has $100,000 Opening; Gummies and Oils on Way

by Kyle Massey – 5 days ago

Legal marijuana sales finally arrived in Arkansas in a $100,000 opening weekend at the state's first two medical cannabis dispensaries, which had together sold about 15 pounds' worth by Monday night.

Arkansas' 1st Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

Arkansas' 1st Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens
6 days ago

Qualifying patients could begin buying medical marijuana Saturday when the state's first dispensary opened, though the celebratory mood was dampened by confusion about operating hours and fears the dispensary wouldn't be able to serve all the patients by closing time.


Ritter Communications Seeks Partner in Continued Growth Push

Ritter Communications Seeks Partner in Continued Growth Push

Technology & Telecom

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro is looking for a partner, not a buyer. Responding to a Wall Street Journal article, officials of the family-owned, regional broadband provider said that at this time the company is seeking investment partners only. read more >

How New Plant-Based Burgers Compare to Beef

How New Plant-Based Burgers Compare to Beef

Restaurants & Food

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are among the companies racing to tap into the massive U.S. market of meat eaters by more closely mimicking the taste of beef than vegetarian patties of the past. Here's what you might want to know before taking a bite. read more >

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

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The unemployment rate in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area remains near a historical low, 3.5% in February. read more >

Burger King May Sell Plant-Based Burger Across US This Year

Burger King May Sell Plant-Based Burger Across US This Year

Restaurants & Food

Burger King's parent says that a month-long test of the Impossible Whopper at 59 restaurants in St. Louis has gone so well that it will start testing it in additional markets. The company said it may expand sales nationally by the end of this year. read more >

Arkansas Duck Hunting Not Dead Yet

Arkansas Duck Hunting Not Dead Yet

Cover Story

Reports that there were “no ducks” in the Arkansas Delta this hunting season were greatly exaggerated, but industry leaders are concerned nonetheless. read more >

Arkansas Delta Boosters Seek 'Critical Mass'

Arkansas Delta Boosters Seek 'Critical Mass'

Cover Story

The Arkansas Delta Council, a nonprofit economic development organization still in formation, hopes to raise money and entice investors to a region that has been losing population, unevenly but inexorably, for half a century. read more >

Staying 'Prayerful' (Editorial)

Staying 'Prayerful' (Editorial)

Opinion

President Trump may think that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” but St. Francis County workers need jobs and Arkansas farmers, the top rice producers in the world, would love to ship their rice to China. Agriculture is, after all, the state's biggest industry. read more >

Booming Economy in NWA Fuels Area's Private Aviation

Booming Economy in NWA Fuels Area's Private Aviation

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It doesn't take a numbers guru to know that things are adding up for the Fayetteville Executive Airport at Drake Field. Summer Fallen, the airport service manager, says the airport has felt the positive effects of a strong economy in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >