On Tuesday, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission plans to announce the state’s first five groups that will be allowed to legally grow medical cannabis.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 2, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association (“ACIA”) announced today that Loretta Lever has been appointed to the association’s Board of Directors.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 2, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program is coming to Arkansas in 2018! In anticipation, Arkansas owned Tree of Life Seeds, the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association and Ounce Magazine are hosting a free public education seminar, Growing Industrial Hemp in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 1, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Drug Policy Education Group, Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association, Illegally Healed, and the Arkansas Hemp Association are hosting the 2nd Cannabis Patient Day at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock on Tuesday, February 27th, at 10AM.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 29, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association (ACIA) is hosting their second official ACIA endorsed cannabis dispensary agent training in Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Tree of Life Seeds, Inc., an Arkansas-owned, premium hemp genetics company based in Colorado, has launched a full line of hemp oil CBD products and is planning to bring production facilities to Arkansas.
The Natural State is still reviewing the hundreds of medical marijuana business applications it received back in September 2017 and even though waiting is the hardest part, those that receive licenses can look to forward to the reality of Arkansas medical marijuana banking.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The cannabis industry comes to the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas tomorrow for the state’s first-ever cannabis trade show.
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission says the highest-scoring bids to become the first legal growers of medical marijuana in the state will be announced Feb. 27.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association anticipates the adoption of BioTrackTHC’s seed-to-sale tracking software for Arkansas’ legal cannabis industry to be announced within 11 days.
Arkansas has certainly been focusing on victimless marijuana offenses since it first banned the drug in 1923, though the state has allowed medical marijuana since 2016. Voters approved the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, which allows ill patients to use and safely obtain medical marijuana in Arkansas with a doctor’s approval. Now, the state legislature is implementing changes to the medical marijuana laws to improve the program.
On Oct. 6, 2017, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge rejected the language of a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Locally-owned CBD-rich hemp genetics company, Tree of Life Seeds, takes the lead in working with the state to establish regulations for the Arkansas Industrial Hemp Program.
National medical marijuana legal expert Brian Vicente, who is working with Arkansas Medicinal Source, highlights what to expect next in Arkansas medical marijuana.
On Sept. 18, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. CT, the Natural State closed the application window for cultivators and distributors seeking Arkansas medical cannabis licenses. The Department of Finance and Administration received a total of 322 applications, with roughly 200 coming in on the last day to apply.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association (“ACIA”) announced today that Robert deBin has been appointed to the association’s Board of Directors.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Arkansas Cannabis Mixer will take place on Thursday, September 21st from 6-8pm at the Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential in Little Rock, AR.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association is pleased to announce their Tuesday, September 5th Medical Cannabis Federal Taxation Seminar at the Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential from 6-7pm.
A new billboard in Arkansas popped up for drivers to see on Interstate 30 Eastbound in Bryant. The message is clear; patients who are qualified for Arkansas’s new medical marijuana program can get their approvals through a new website.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The medical cannabis industry will descend upon Little Rock, Arkansas this December 6-7th at the Statehouse Convention Center for the Ark-La-Tex Cannabis Business Expo, hosted by Imperious Expo + Directory and the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association is proud to formally announce the hiring of Erin Holland, owner of Amplify, a newly-formed digital media and marketing company in Little Rock.
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association on Monday named Dr. Regina Thurman of Fayetteville chairman of its board of directors.
Future medical marijuana growers and sellers in the Natural State can’t take their money to the bank, for now, that is. After doing his homework, the state lawmaker who crafted the new cannabis laws has learned more money, more problems when it comes to doing business without banking assistance.
With cultivation and dispensary applicants navigating the application process for the Natural State’s medical marijuana program, a new association has formed to act as the voice for the Arkansas medical marijuana industry.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A coalition of leaders in health care, agricultural and legal sectors has come together to form the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association, the primary industry group for corporations and individuals involved in the state’s new medical marijuana economy.
As the state of Arkansas prepares to dispense medical marijuana, 222 Arkansans already have their certification to get the drug.
DENVER, July 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (“ACC”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced it has secured its second client in the state of Arkansas.
Application forms are available for people wanting to apply for licenses to operate Arkansas medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries, the state Department of Finance and Administration said Monday.
On June 13, 2017, the Arkansas Administrative Rules and Regulations Subcommittee approved the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s proposed rules for the state medical marijuana program.
DENVER, Colorado, June 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (“ACC”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced it has secured its first client in the state of Arkansas.
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has finalized the process for accepting applications for medical marijuana sellers and growers.
According to state officials, the Arkansas medical marijuana program expects 20,000 to 40,000 patients to request medical marijuana registration cards.
Arkansas will soon begin taking applications from those who hope to grow and dispense medical marijuana, though the state’s strong religious heritage and restrictions imposed by the Legislature will limit where greenhouses and distributors can operate.
BERKELEY, June 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Jmîchaeĺe Keller, President and CEO of Steep Hill, the global leader in cannabis science, testing and analytics, announced today that Steep Hill has licensed its first lab in the Southeast, bringing full service medical cannabis quality assurance to the State of Arkansas.
On May 3, 2017, the executive subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council approved emergency medical marijuana rules for the state, governing the implementation of regulatory oversight, the application process and medical marijuana registration, testing and labeling.
Rules governing who gets to grow and sell medical marijuana were given final approval by the Arkansas Board of Health Thursday, but must survive a review by lawmakers in order to go into effect on time.
The Arkansas Senate approved a bill Wednesday to levy a special tax on medical marijuana.
On March 23, 2017, the Arkansas Senate voted to approve House Bill 1400 and Senate Bill 721, providing requirements and restrictions on the state’s medical marijuana program.
In Arkansas, House lawmakers have rejected House Bill 1392, a proposal that would have banned the sale of commercial medical marijuana edibles.
The Arkansas Senate passed a number of bills Thursday regulating medical marijuana.
On March 13, 2017, the Arkansas Senate voted once again to reject SB 357, a measure that would have banned the smoking of medical marijuana in the state.
An attempt to ban the smoking of medical marijuana fell short in the Arkansas Senate while a bill to ban edibles was deferred. But both measures altering the voter-approved constitutional amendment could come up later this week.
On March 2, 2017, the Arkansas Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor voted to approve two bills that would limit the methods for consuming medical marijuana.
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission on Tuesday approved its final rules governing how businesses can cultivate and sell marijuana.
Arkansas lawmakers are once again working to amend the state’s medical marijuana laws. On Jan. 30, 2017, state lawmakers introduced a series of bills that would alter local control on banning and regulating licensed dispensaries as well as how patients could consume medical marijuana.
On Jan. 23, 2017, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed two medical marijuana bills, House Bill 1026 and House Bill 1058, to amend the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Legislators in a number of states are pushing forward measures to delay the enactment of voter-initiated marijuana laws. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri strongly criticized the delays, calling them “an affront to the democratic process.”
The Arkansas House has approved delaying the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program and legislation easing the requirements for doctors who certify a patient is eligible to use the drug.
32 dispensaries are to be evenly distributed among the state’s four congressional districts.
Arkansans hoping to grow medical marijuana will have to pay an annual $100,000 fee to operate a cultivation facility, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission decided Tuesday.