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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 >
Drs. Scott and Kelli Schlesinger are fighting the other owners of Natural State Medicinals Cultivation, who want them out of the business.
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Cannabis Cultivators in Fight Over Ouster From CompanyLock Icon

The majority owners of Natural State Medicinals Cultivation of White Hall voted in September to expel a married couple from the company. The problem is, the pair don’t want to go. 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 >
Ashton Harper, project manager at Harco Constructors in Maumelle
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Harco Builds on a New Niche: Cannabis

Ashton Harper takes the lead on medical marijuana projects for Harco Constructors of North Little Rock. read more >
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Medical Marijuana Use Spread Unevenly in Arkansas

Arkansans spent $181 million on more than 28,000 pounds of medical marijuana in 2020, the first full year of legal cannabis sales in the state, according to data from the state Department of Finance & Administration. read more >
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Natural State Medicinals Cultivation Has New CEO, Permit HolderLock Icon

Just in time for our focus on the business of medical marijuana, word comes that the state’s biggest cultivation company is under new ownership. read more >
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Dispensary Cultivation Begins as Demand Builds For Medical MarijuanaLock Icon

After two months and $2 million in sales, Arkansas’ spanking new medical marijuana industry is poised to break a supply logjam. read more >
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Update: State Cannabis Sales Hit 107 Pounds ($700K); New Grow Site, Dispensaries in Play

The state's new medical marijuana industry is rolling ahead with a second grow center and a third dispensary — the first outside Hot Springs — poised to join the lineup. read more >
Robert Lercher of Bold Team provides some scale to some of the 1,600 or so medical marijuana plants that were growing last week at the state's first up-and-running medical marijuana cultivation center in Cotton Plant.
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Medical Cannabis Has $100,000 Opening; Gummies and Oils on Way

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. read more >
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Third Medical Marijuana Cultivator Approved to Start Growing

A third medical marijuana cultivation facility has been approved to start growing, leaving just two facilities waiting for state inspection. read more >
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2nd Medical Marijuana Cultivation Company Gets State Clearance

Osage Creek Cultivation in Berryville is now the second company growing medical marijuana in Arkansas, joining Bold Team of Cotton Plant as the second of five cannabis cultivation sites cleared by the state. read more >
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29 of 32 Cannabis Dispensaries Set; Ruling Favors Natural State Medicinals

Also: The ABC dismisses a complaint about Robert deBin, a cultivator accused of inconsistencies in his license applications. read more >
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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Growers Say Drug Ready by Spring

Two of the businesses licensed by Arkansas to grow medical marijuana say they expect to have the drug available for dispensaries as soon as April. read more >
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Forward Motion (Editorial)

It’s too late to wonder why the MMC didn’t use the same time-tested approach used by the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to distribute package store licenses when a county goes wet: set a deadline for applications, determine whether each applicant meets all legal requirements and then draw randomly from among the qualified applicants. read more >
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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Panel Issues 5 Cultivation Licenses

Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Commission has awarded licenses to five cultivation companies after an injunction against issuing the licenses was lifted. read more >
Dr. Carlos Roman, member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission
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Marijuana Commission’s Carlos Roman Defends Panel’s ChoicesLock Icon

Dr. Carlos Roman, a member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, disputes what he calls the “false narrative” about his scoring of the applicants and defended the honesty of the commission. read more >
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Jefferson County Lands 2nd Medical Marijuana Grow Facility

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. read more >
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Arkansas Names 5 Companies Picked to Grow Medical Marijuana

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. read more >