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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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An Updated Look at Medical Marijuana Ownership in Arkansas

In conjunction with this week’s feature on the controversial history of medical marijuana business licensing in Arkansas, Arkansas Business sought out an update on the precise ownership of the state’s eight cannabis cultivation licensees. read more >
Former Arkansas lawmaker Eddie Armstrong and attorney for Responsible Growth Arkansas Steve Lancaster.
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Arkansas Poised to See Recreational Marijuana on the BallotLock Icon

Medicinal growers spend millions in bid for a vote on recreational cannabis. 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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Lawsuit Paints Marijuana Cultivators and Dispensaries as Racketeers

As recreational cannabis seems possible for this year's ballot, a new federal lawsuit challenges medical marijuana businesses in Arkansas. 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 >
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Recreational Marijuana Consulting Pays for Little Rock FirmsLock Icon

Responsible Growth Arkansas, a group promoting recreational marijuana legalization, has spent $45,000 split between a couple of Little Rock lobbying and consulting firms. read more >
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Cannabis Cultivators Want Recreational Use on BallotLock Icon

Five Arkansas marijuana cultivators have put up $350,000 each to fund a ballot question committee about legalizing recreational use of their product. read more >
River Valley Relief Cultivation in Fort Smith offered a first glimpse inside its 25,000-SF grow facility in Fort Smith, where the company’s first medical marijuana crop was heading toward harvest.
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Cannabis Firm Ownership Tricky to TrackLock Icon

The state faces stiff headwinds providing public transparency in the medical marijuana dispensary industry, where lawsuits and charges of deception have been a constant for nearly five years. read more >
Bold Team’s Robert Lercher says medical cannabis will be harvested soon.
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State Accepts Applications to Process and Transport Cannabis

As state officials begin accepting applications for processing and transport licenses in the growing medical marijuana industry, executives on the cultivation side expressed doubt that processing will generate much business. read more >
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Marijuana Cultivator Turns Down Dispensary Over Cash PolicyLock Icon

Hot Springs dispensary owner Dragan Vicentic's penchant for paying for cannabis in cash, disdaining electronic payments, gives marijuana cultivator reason for blacklisting. read more >
Robert Lercher, who couldn’t touch the plants without gloves, mimics peeling “sucker leaves” from immature plants
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Arkansas Pot Firms Feud, Pass Around The BlameLock Icon

The state’s largest medical marijuana merchant says Arkansas cultivators have blackballed his business, and he’s planning to sue, alleging they cut off sales after he lobbied for the state to license more growers. read more >
Storm Nolan, owner of River Valley Relief Cultivation, has a license to grow medical marijuana in a 25,000-SF section of warehouse in Fort Smith.  Only a lawsuit stands in his way.
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Room to Grow: State Adds New Cannabis Growers

The Arkansas medical marijuana system has cleared three new growers, but the existing five cultivators are suing. read more >
Erin Gray owns Healing Hemp of Arkansas,  a CBD  products store in Little Rock. She emphasizes that hemp products are fully legal, and that her customers do not need a medical  marijuana card.
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A Woman’s Place: Cannabis Industry Promotes Female OwnershipLock Icon

Feminine hands are everywhere in the medical marijuana and hemp industries, up and running in the state for less than a year. Their roles range from co-owning $10 million cultivation centers to staffing dispensary counters as budtenders. read more >
Chet Patel and Roshan Patel each own 22.5% of the new Pine Bluff dispensary.
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Lawsuit Challenges State on Dispensary Licensing

A company rejected for an Arkansas medical marijuana dispensary license is suing to clear the air over the state’s process of selecting replacement retail outlets when the original licensees fail to open for business. read more >
Travis Story
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Marijuana Panel Rejects Sale of 2 Dispensary Licenses

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission rejected the sale of two medical marijuana dispensary licenses Tuesday, signaling frustration with licensees attempting to sell without having made significant progress toward opening their outlets. read more >
The Hot Springs marijuana dispensary formerly known as Doctors Orders, shown on the left, has been renovated and given a new name, Suite 443.
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Bold Owner Brings Sedate Look to Marijuana DispensaryLock Icon

Its new name conjures visions of Al Capone, but the Hot Springs medical marijuana dispensary once known as Doctors Orders couldn’t look more reputable these days. read more >
Herbology, at 7303 Kanis Road in Little Rock, is housed in the former location of Joubert's Tavern.
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Herbology Opening on Hold; Bold Duo Buys Sears DispensariesLock Icon

Herbology, the first Little Rock medical marijuana dispensary to seek state inspection, didn’t make its Nov. 7 goal for opening, disappointing local patients still waiting to inhale. 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 >
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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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 >