Tagged: Medical Marijuana

Coronavirus Creeps In on Cannabis Rules

Coronavirus Creeps In on Cannabis Rules

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Booze and marijuana have been shelter-at-home staples since the coronavirus pandemic swept America, according to nationwide sales figures, and now Arkansas’ medical cannabis system is adapting to social distancing. read more >

A Woman's Place: Cannabis Industry Promotes Female Ownership

A Woman's Place: Cannabis Industry Promotes Female Ownership

Health CareLegalTechnology & TelecomCover Story

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 >

Abaca Fires Up Services for Cannabis Commerce

Abaca Fires Up Services for Cannabis Commerce

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A North Little Rock enterprise, launched in the Little Rock Technology Park and given flight with venture capital from Colorado, keeps pioneering its way into the burgeoning billions of cannabis commerce. read more >

U.S. Cannabis Market Sales Reach $13.6B

U.S. Cannabis Market Sales Reach $13.6B

Health CareLegal

Overall sales in the legalized cannabis industry in the United States were expected to hit $13.6 billion in 2019, a 32% increase of the 2018 total of $10.3 billion, according to New Frontier Data of Washington, D.C., a data provider for the cannabis sector. read more >

Sherwood Cannabis Dispensary Sets Ribbon Cutting

Sherwood Cannabis Dispensary Sets Ribbon Cutting

Health Care

Hard on the heels of two medical marijuana dispensaries opening in Little Rock, the metro region will get its first cannabis outlet north of the Arkansas River within weeks in Sherwood, according to officials with Natural Relief Dispensary. read more >

Judge Bars State From Issuing More Dispensary Licenses

Judge Bars State From Issuing More Dispensary Licenses

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Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen temporarily bars the state Medical Marijuana Commission from issuing dispensary licenses as part of a lawsuit over the state's process of selecting replacement dispensaries when the original licensees fail to open. read more >

Lawsuit Challenges State on Dispensary Licensing

Lawsuit Challenges State on Dispensary Licensing

Health CareLegal

A company rejected for an Arkansas medical marijuana dispensary license is suing to clear the air over the state’s process of selecting replacement retail outlets when the original licensees fail to open for business. read more >

Shackleford Crossings' $10.5M Sale Underlines Retail Woes

Shackleford Crossings' $10.5M Sale Underlines Retail Woes

Health CareRestaurants & FoodCover Story

2019 was the end of the line for Atlanta investment firm Invesco’s ownership at Shackleford Crossings. After eight years, it decided to cut its losses and sell its remaining stake in the west Little Rock retail center. read more >

Marijuana Panel Rejects Sale of 2 Dispensary Licenses

Marijuana Panel Rejects Sale of 2 Dispensary Licenses

Health Care

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 >

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

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With medical marijuana expected to boom into a $100 million-a-year business in Arkansas within a year or two, medical clinics specializing in marijuana certifications are cropping up to handle the rush. read more >

Shoulda Known Better (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Shoulda Known Better (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

Marijuana is one of the few growth industries we have right now. Of course, I'm referring to the new industry of legal marijuana. Weed has been a profitable enterprise for the most risk-tolerant entrepreneurs for decades. read more >