Tagged: medical marijuana

Marijuana in the Workplace (Carolyn Witherspoon Commentary)

by Carolyn Witherspoon 3/11/2019 12:00 am

The widespread legalization of marijuana is a reality that employers must face. In Arkansas, employers will be facing this reality soon, as it appears medical marijuana will begin dispensing in April.

HR, Meet THC: Bosses Told to Prepare for Cannabis

by Kyle Massey 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Medical marijuana is now legal in Arkansas and due to hit the market in six weeks. Lawyers, compliance professionals and the Society for Human Resource Management are warning companies to get ready.

Medical Marijuana Put on Back Burner

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Impatient patients will have to wait at least until the end of April to buy legal medical marijuana in Arkansas.

From Potables to Pot, ABC Chief Doralee Chandler Stays Focused

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Doralee Chandler, the director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, says the “unknowns” in the state’s new medical marijuana industry are challenging.

The Secret Life of Marijuana Plants

by Kyle Massey 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The town is Cotton Plant, but since Bold Team LLC opened the state’s first operating medical marijuana cultivation center, the municipality stands to reap a windfall from the cannabis plant.

Arkansas Issues First 6 Licenses to Sell Medical Marijuana

by Associated Press 1/18/2019 4:23 pm

Arkansas has issued its first six licenses for companies to sell medical marijuana in the state.

The Industry View: 5 Key Facts About Medical Cannabis in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Brandon Thornton, CEO of the marijuana testing lab Steep Hill Arkansas and a board member of the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association, was asked what crucial facts the trade group would like Arkansans to know, and his main message was, yes, cannabis is coming.

The Nuts and Bolts of Oklahoma's Marijuana Proposal (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 6/26/2018 11:27 am

Arkansas' neighbors in Oklahoma vote today whether to approve one of the least-restrictive state laws allowing medical marijuana. Here, Erika Gee examines the law and finds points of comparison with Arkansas' medical marijuana law.

Update: Arkansas Court Clears Way For Medical Pot Program's Launch

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/21/2018 10:12 am

Justices on Thursday reversed and dismissed a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug.

Firm Asks Judge to Lift Order Halting Medical Pot Licenses

by Associated Press 3/28/2018 11:38 am

One of five companies that had been slated to receive Arkansas' first licenses to grow medical marijuana has asked a state judge to lift his order halting the permitting process and declaring it unconstitutional.

Arkansas Names 5 Companies Picked to Grow Medical Marijuana

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/27/2018 4:52 pm

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.

No Applications to Grow, Dispense Arkansas Medical Marijuana

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 8/11/2017 9:33 am

Demand for permission to use, grow and sell medical marijuana in Arkansas is low as the state reaches the halfway point for the application period.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana 101 (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 8/10/2017 1:06 pm

After years of public discussion in Arkansas about medical marijuana, voters in November 2016 approved a constitutional amendment to legalize it. Here's a look at the basics of the medical marijuana law, known as Amendment 98.

How Arkansas Will Implement Medical Marijuana (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 11/16/2016 7:06 am

Erika Gee examines the regulatory, administrative and legislative steps the state government must take as it moves toward implementation of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 9:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

A Very Bad Law (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

On Thursday, after more than 140,000 Arkansans had already taken advantage of their right to vote early in the Nov. 8 general election, the Arkansas Supreme Court threw yet another voter-initiated issue off the ballot.

Pot Talk: Burning Questions From Employers About Legalization (Commentary)

by Jennifer Chang and Bruce Cross 10/31/2016 12:00 am

If passed, ballot initiatives supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical use should prompt employers to address the complex workplace issues that would inevitably arise.

Inside the Legal Challenges to Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Proposals (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 9/14/2016 8:45 am

Erika Gee takes a closer look at issues identified by three legal challenges to Arkansas' two medical marijuana proposals and what to expect as the court considers them.

Asa Hutchinson, Doctors Criticize Medical Marijuana Push

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/12/2016 1:05 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and some of the state's top doctors are criticizing efforts to legalize medical marijuana, accusing backers of two ballot measures of misleading voters about the benefits of the drug.

Marijuana Rx May Put Guns Out of Reach

by Mark Friedman 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Even if Arkansas voters approve the use of medical marijuana in November, the drug still will be considered an illegal controlled substance by the federal government. And that could cause legal problems for users and sellers of marijuana, according to law professors.