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Matthew C. Boch is an attorney with Dover Dixon Horne PLLC.
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Tax Fighters Take Aim at Arkansas Income LevyLock Icon

If Arkansas politicians succeed in a push to abolish the state personal income tax, partly to avoid losing ultra-wealthy residents, the state must reckon with what it will give up: $3 billion a year in revenue. 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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Fort Smith Cannabis Cultivator Gets GrowingLock Icon

Arkansas has a new legal marijuana grower, and he’s hoping to supply the medical cannabis market with enough product to bring down prices. read more >
The 32 companies licensed in Arkansas to sell medical marijuana have sometimes faced challenges in finding commercial real estate zoned for a dispensary.
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Settlement Ends Feud at Hot Springs Marijuana Dispensary

A court feud between the two men licensed as owners of one of the state’s top-selling medical marijuana dispensaries has ended. read more >
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Oaklawn Wants to Hold Races in December

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort of Hot Springs wants to add December live racing dates to its calendar and host a 66-day season, from Dec. 3, 2021-May 8, 2022. read more >
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Medical Marijuana Licensing Tests Scales of JusticeLock Icon

As Arkansas’ fledgling medical marijuana industry passed $300 million in cumulative sales, its licensing system for cannabis businesses was taking fire in court, not least for granting a cultivation license to a company that didn’t legally exist. read more >
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Pandemic Drives, Changes Marijuana BuysLock Icon

The coronavirus pandemic has correlated with an increase in legal marijuana purchases both statewide and nationally. 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 >
Ebonie Neely, a dealer at Southland, is just one part of a West Memphis landmark that is expanding and already leads the state in casino revenue.
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Southland Unleashed: Hotel, Casino Revive West Memphis LandmarkLock Icon

The dogs have nearly had their day at Southland Casino Racing, the 1950s-vintage greyhound track that’s now a glittery full-fledged casino expanding to the tune of $250 million. 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 >
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 >
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Pine Bluff Snaps Up Newport Marijuana CultivatorLock Icon

Turnabout is fair play in Jefferson County, which gained a medical marijuana cultivation center from Newport this month after losing it to the Jackson County seat more than two years ago. 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 >
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Cantrell Marijuana Dispensary Proceeds Despite LawsuitLock Icon

A third cannabis dispensary under construction in Little Rock is facing a lawsuit. read more >
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Ahead of Casino Opening, New Quapaw Leader Goes QuietLock Icon

Joseph Byrd, the new Quapaw Nation business chairman, has not responded to repeated requests for comment. And he’s been equally silent with local and state officials on how plans for an Oct. 1 grand opening are proceeding for the 80,000-SF Saracen Casino Resort gaming floor. read more >
A sample illustration of the Arkansas Department of Health's identification card issued to medical marijuana patients.
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Smoke Clears on Cannabis CardsLock Icon

Medical marijuana patients in Arkansas have been getting mixed signals about when their cards — whose expiration dates have been extended during the coronavirus pandemic — will start to expire. read more >
The AR Cannabis Clinic on East McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock is among the most popular locations in a chain of 10 physical clinics across Arkansas. Physicians performing medical cannabis certifications are reporting heavy business as the industry grows and yearly cards face expiration.
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In Medical Cannabis, a Rush to RenewLock Icon

With 70,000 Arkansas patients spending well over a half-million dollars a day in the state’s 14-month old medical marijuana industry, Dr. Brian Nichol and Dr. David Nguyen are both surprised. read more >
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Industry Abuzz as First-Year Medical Marijuana Sales Top $75M in Arkansas

Arkansas’ new medical marijuana industry completed its first year this week with a tsunami of sales, with the year of revenue topping $75 million, a startling 40 percent of that coming since March 1. read more >
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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Sales Top $50M; 2 More Dispensaries Set

As consumers rushed to buy necessities and stock up on medication for the weeks of expected general isolation over the coronavirus outbreak, Arkansans were also stocking up on medical marijuana, a sales surge suggests. 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 >
The interior of Suite 443, a medical marijuana dispensary located on Malvern Avenue in Hot Springs.
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Hot Springs Dispensary Leads in Cannabis Sales

The early bird may get the worm, but being the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Arkansas was not enough to keep Suite 443 of Hot Springs ahead of the rush of competitors. read more >