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Fort Smith Cultivator License Keeps License But Remains in Court

River Valley Relief Cultivation’s Storm Nolan saw his license renewed even as the state Supreme Court reviews a lower court’s order for the license to be stripped. read more >
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Sanders to Appoint Peacock to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she will appoint Susan Peacock of Bentonville to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. read more >
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Too High? THC Test Results Under Fire

Arkansas has no apparent procedure to confirm THC test results, which play into the pricing of medical marijuana. That revelation comes as lawsuits question the integrity of testing companies that draw their revenue from growers. read more >
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High Court Stays Marijuana Cultivator’s License Revocation

The Arkansas Supreme Court has promised a quick review of an appeal by grower Storm Nolan in the case. read more >
Storm Nolan, principal owner of River Valley Relief Cultivation in Fort Smith.
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State Moves to Revoke Fort Smith Cultivator’s Marijuana License

The licensing reversal favored 2600 Holdings of Little Rock, doing business as Southern Roots Cultivation, which had sued claiming it should have rightfully won the license. read more >
Robert Lercher of Bold Team with immature plants that will likely be among the first to reach the state’s new medical marijuana market. The cultivator may sell to any or all of 32 dispensary sites.
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Industry-Backed Proposal Would Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana

The group behind the ballot question, Responsible Growth Arkansas, is chaired by former Arkansas House Democratic Leader Eddie Armstrong III. read more >
Two dispensaries in midtown Little Rock, Grassroots OPCO and Natural State Wellness, will sit about 1,100 feet from each other.
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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Coming Soon to Pulaski CountyLock Icon

With only 10 Arkansas medical marijuana dispensaries running and the state pressing the other 22 licensed companies to move quickly, dispensaries in Little Rock and Sherwood plan to open late next month or in early December. read more >
Two dispensaries in midtown Little Rock, Grassroots OPCO and Natural State Wellness, will sit about 1,100 feet from each other.
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Arizona Affiliate Buys Future Medical Marijuana Dispensary LocationLock Icon

Gallery B Inc., led by John Magee, reaped a purchase price of $200,000 for the ramshackle 2,512-SF building that housed Gallery 360 and will house Natural State Wellness Dispensary. read more >
Medical marijunana vape cartridges will offer specific strains of cannabis in 500-milligram doses.
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Medical Marijuana Edibles, Vape Pens Sell BigLock Icon

Even with Bold Team of Cotton Plant producing more than 5,000 gummies a day, the demand for the $5 marijuana edibles is outweighing the supply. read more >
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Liquor Store Rivals Ready for Randolph County Retail LicensesLock Icon

Competition is fierce for three retail liquor licenses to be awarded in Randolph County on Tuesday. read more >
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Bold Team’s Dull Colors Disguise Gummies’ Sweet ReliefLock Icon

For Bold Team LLC, the state’s first medical marijuana producer and cannabis edibles manufacturer, business so far has been grape. read more >
Robert Lercher, who couldn’t touch the plants without gloves, mimics peeling “sucker leaves” from immature plants
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Gummies Can Wait: Arkansas’ First Legal Pot Crop Is In, and It’s All Bud

Employees of Bold Team LLC of Cotton Plant, the first operating cultivator in the state's 29-month march to establishing a medical cannabis market, completed stripping hundreds of mature plants this week. The state expects the first dispensary to open in Hot Springs by mid-May. read more >
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List: Central Arkansas Marijuana Dispensary Sites ‘Locked In’

Marijuana cultivation licenses have been issued to four dispensary companies in central Arkansas, locking down sales sites for Zone 5. Includes an update on licenses and ownership for medical marijuana dispensaries across the state. read more >
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Grocery Store Applications for Wine Permits Pour Into ABCLock Icon

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division began accepting applications for grocery store wine permits one week ago, a development permitted by the Legislature’s passage this year of Act 508, which allows grocery stores in “wet” counties to sell an expanded selection of wine. read more >
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ABC Director Bud Roberts, Two Others Resign

Gary "Bud" Roberts resigned as director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division on Thursday. His resignation is effective in three weeks. read more >
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No Word Yet on White County Going Wet

Despite persistent chatter, no application for a new permit to serve alcohol by the drink in Searcy has been filed with the ABC. read more >
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Latin Dance Club To Take Lead on Juanita’s River Market Space

Sarah and Jorge Gutierrez plan to open Little Rock Salsa in the location that once housed Juanita’s restaurant. read more >
Alcoa Wine & Spirits became the first package store in Saline County to be approved for a liquor license.
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ABC Approves First Package Permits for Saline County Liquor Stores

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board so far has approved eight permits for liquor stores in Saline County out of the 21 package store licenses available. read more >
Restaurants & Food / Retail

18 Conditional Permits Granted for Liquor Stores in Saline County

Eighteen individuals received Wednesday conditional permits for liquor store licenses in Saline County from the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration’s Alcoholic Beverage Control department. read more >
David Couch
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David Couch Ready To Deal Attorney General New Marijuana Initiative

David Couch, the Little Rock attorney who got approval to collect signatures for two ballot items concerning alcohol laws, says he’s about to pop the cork on something even bigger. read more >