Arkansas

Chicago Cannabis Firm Accused of Drug Trafficking in RICO Case

A cannabis lawsuit has made it all the way to federal proceedings this month, as Verano Holdings, based in Chicago, is being accused of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act by trafficking cannabis.  The charges are based on the fact that Verano Holdings are being accused of smuggling cannabis from Illinois to Arkansas as part of their business plan. The lawsuit claims that Verano planned to open up a dispensary in Arkansas along with Harvest Health of Arizona and Natural State Wellness Enterprises in Arkansas. A former employee of Harvest Health, Nicholas Nielsen, is claiming that he […]

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Arkansas Officials Report Medical Cannabis Sales Top $200 Million

Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas have hit a significant milestone a little more than a year after the first dispensaries in the state began serving customers. Local news outlets in the Natural State reported that medical cannabis sales in Arkansas have officially eclipsed $200 million, with patients purchasing more than 15 tons of product.  The exact figures, according to local television stations KATV and 5NEWS: $200.7 million and 30,648 pounds of medical marijuana. MMJ in AR Voters in Arkansas approved a measure legalizing medical marijuana in 2016, but the first dispensary didn’t open until May of 2019. The law’s rollout […]

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The Arkansas Cannabis Monopoly

In November 2016, Arkansas voters passed Issue 6 with a 53% vote allowing for medicinal cannabis (marijuana).  Little did future patients realize how badly the Arkansas program was set up.  After legislation was approved to provide administrative and legal structure to the program, problems quickly ensued.  Many patients went through the expense and effort of certification and received medical cannabis cards in 2018.  The license was essentially worthless since patients couldn’t purchase medicine from an industry still struggling to launch.  The licensing and implementation process took so long that the state had to reissue and extend cards to patients who […]

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How to Get a Medical Card in Arkansas

Getting a medical marijuana card in Arkansas can be a simple process. Arkansas has broad patient requirements and all you need is to meet with a doctor and submit the proper forms to the Arkansas Department of Health. Read on for more details about the Arkansas medical marijuana program. Can I Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Arkansas? Yes! Voters enacted Arkansas’s Medical Marijuana Program in November 2016, which now consists of five cultivators and 33 retail dispensaries to serve over 40,000 medical marijuana patients in the state.  Can You Possess Medical Marijuana in Arkansas? Yes, if you are a […]

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Earn $85 by participating in a paid CBD research study! – University of Arkansas Newswire

Nov. 02, 2020 The ArKIDS lab at the U of A is currently running a paid research study.  The study involves a virtual screening session that should last 30 minutes and a one-time visit at the U of A that should last about 3.5 hours. If you are eligible you can earn $85 by participating in the study! Participation includes questionnaires, watching a documentary, an air breathing task and ingesting either a placebo or CBD capsule (which is a non-intoxicating molecule from the cannabis plant). If you are between the ages of 18-55 years old and, are not currently breast feeding […]

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Arkansas Cannabis Jobs and Marijuana Careers

Arkansas Cannabis Jobs and Marijuana Careers Arkansas cannabis jobs and marijuana careers are on the rise. The state’s medical pot program was slow to start. It is steadily growing. Join thousands of other weed employees working in the industry. Keep reading to find out the state requirements to get hired. We cover disqualifying conditions, which could prevent you from getting hired. Industry Snapshot: Arkansas State voters approved medical pot use in 2016. Regulatory obstacles prevented the program from starting until May 2019. Since the medical program’s start, state residents have spent $163 million on 25,337 pounds of weed (as of […]

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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Short On Flower Supply

News By MRR Staff Posted on October 7, 2020 There have been shortages across the state of specific strains Arkansas medical marijuana dispensaries are experiencing a shortage of the flower form of the product and a spokesman for Alcoholic Beverage Control said the agency is looking into the supply issue. The number of medical marijuana patients in the state has surged past 80,000. The state has only four cultivators in operation, and dispensaries report having trouble getting some strains entirely. The supply of other products, such as tinctures, vape cartridges and edibles, is sufficient, dispensary owners say.  “As of now, […]

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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Rejects Issuing Additional Dispensary License – Cannabis Business Times

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PRESS RELEASE–ExtractionTek Solutions and Pinnacle Stainless, two Colorado-based innovators in cannabis extraction technology, equipment design and fabrication, are have announced they are merging operations, effective Jan. 1, 2021. The company will operate under the name ExtractionTek Stainless, Powered by Pinnacle. The merger brings together expertise in closed-loop hydrocarbon and ethanol extraction methodologies, and allows the companies to centralize all equipment design with in-house fabrication, all of which will facilitate business expansion. As a result of this merger, the company projects combined revenues of $45 million in 2021. Company leadership plans to maintain current staffing levels. “As the […]

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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Rejects Issuing Additional Dispensary License – Cannabis Dispensary

A new law in California will provide safe harbor for banking institutions doing business with cannabis companies. It also makes it far easier to start this process—for both the bank and the business—than ever before. Essentially, the law states that financial services and banking institutions are not acting criminally when engaging with a licensed cannabis business. By virtue of the license, that business is operating legally within the state of California. This clears up a fundamental issue that persists in the age of federal prohibition. Read the full text of the bill below. In order to get the ball rolling […]

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Arkansas Medical Cannabis Sales Top 24000 Pounds – Cannabis Dispensary

Just two weeks ago, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that a 2020 ballot initiative to legalize medical cannabis violates the single subject rule as outlined in the state constitution and could not go before voters this November. Advocates who put forward the measure, gathered the required signatures and received approval from the Nebraska secretary of state have announced they are already working on a constitutional amendment for voters to decide on in 2022. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana filed new petition language with Secretary of State Robert Evnen Sept. 28 that the committee intends to qualify for the November 2022 ballot […]

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