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Cannabis Connections: Medical Marijuana Businesses That Use Management FirmsLock Icon

At least 13 medical marijuana businesses in Arkansas have contracts with cannabis management companies, according to state records. read more >
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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 >
Storm Nolan, owner of River Valley Relief Cultivation
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Storm Nolan Sues Insurance Carrier after River Valley Claim is RejectedLock Icon

In November 2021, River Valley's cooling equipment went off and heat from the facility’s growing lamps destroyed more than 5,000 cannabis plants, according to a federal lawsuit by River Valley Production LLC. read more >
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Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2022

The highs and lows of a year in Arkansas business. 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, owner of River Valley Relief Cultivation
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ABC Director Revokes Fort Smith Cultivator’s Marijuana License

The decision was somewhat expected, but still was a blow to owner Storm Nolan, who invested $8 million in the business. read more >
Storm Nolan of River Valley Relief Cultivation in Fort Smith
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Update: Judge Denies Fort Smith Cultivator’s Request for Rehearing in License Case

Storm Nolan argues that a ruling against River Valley Relief was flawed, and says $6 million worth of medical cannabis would go to waste if he's stripped of his license. read more >
A proposal to legalize medical marijuana has been approved for the November ballot in Arkansas.
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Attorneys Seek to Block ABC Hearing on Cultivation License

They want a judge to force state regulators to comply with a ruling against River Valley Relief Cultivation. 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 >
Marijuana plants grow in the River Valley Relief facility in Fort Smith.
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2 Levels of Scrutiny for 2 Marijuana Cultivation ApplicationsLock Icon

Licensing results for two businesses that applied to establish medical marijuana cultivation centers in Arkansas offer a study in contrasts. read more >
Abtin Mehdizadegan, left, and Brett Taylor, attorneys with Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus PC, representing Southern Roots Cultivation, led by Dr. Carl Johnson, right.
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Medical Marijuana Licensing Under FireLock Icon

Sworn depositions reveal that the original licensing process was questionable enough to spawn an FBI investigation. read more >
David Couch, author of Arkansas’ medical marijuana amendment.
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Cannabis Licensing at Issue as Adult-Use Vote Looms

As Arkansans face a possible November vote on legalizing recreational marijuana, the state Supreme Court has cast heavy legal shade over the system that handed out those licenses in the first place. read more >
Storm Nolan of River Valley Relief Cultivation in Fort Smith
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Medical Marijuana Growers See Less Green for GrassLock Icon

Storm Nolan, the Fort Smith hotelier, is now providing accommodations for thousands of medicinal marijuana plants. 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 >
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 >
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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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Has Medical Cannabis Cut Opioid Abuse?Lock Icon

Even though opioid use has been falling in Arkansas, it’s unclear if the trend is related to the availability of medical marijuana. 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 >
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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Cannabis Takes Mind Off HotelsLock Icon

Storm Nolan of Fort Smith may have a new medical marijuana cultivation facility in motion for Sebastian County, but his more immediate worry has been COVID-19’s toll on the hospitality industry. read more >