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Abtin Mehdizadegan, left, and Brett Taylor, attorneys with Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus PC, representing Southern Roots Cultivation, led by Dr. Carl Johnson, right.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Retail

Medical Marijuana Licensing Under FireLock Icon

Sworn depositions reveal that the original licensing process was questionable enough to spawn an FBI investigation. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Licensing: A TimelineLock Icon

A brief overview of the formation and early years of Arkansas' medical marijuana industry. 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 >
Travis Story
Government & Politics / Health Care / Retail

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 >
Agriculture & Poultry / Health Care / Retail

Site and Ownership Changes on Marijuana Commission Agenda

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission will meet Wednesday to discuss company name, location and floor-plan changes, as well as four requests for ownership changes in the state's burgeoning medical cannabis industry. read more >
Dr. Joseph Bates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences accepts the 2019 Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award.
Health Care

Joseph Bates Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Health Care Heroes Event

Joseph Bates III of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Health Care Heroes awards luncheon on April 24. read more >
Dr. Carlos Roman, member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission
Health Care

Marijuana Commission Responds to Criticisms

More than two years after Arkansans voted to legalize medical marijuana, the commission created to approve licenses for cultivators and growers has had to respond to public criticisms of lack of transparency and sluggish movement. read more >