Arkansas buffer zones will make medical marijuana licensing a tricky business

Arkansas medical marijuana regulations, with large buffer zones near churches and schools, means it will be tough for some towns and small cities to host dispensaries and grow operations. Continue reading “Arkansas buffer zones will make medical marijuana licensing a tricky business”

State of the Leaf: House Republican Wants to Deschedule Cannabis

A bipartisan bill has been introduced by freshman House Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.), that would remove marijuana completely from the Controlled Substances Act, effectively decriminalizing cannabis under federal law. Garrett, who replaced cannabis prohibitionist US Rep. Robert Hurt in Virginia’s fifth congressional district, campaigned on a promise to make cannabis reform a priority. Continue reading “State of the Leaf: House Republican Wants to Deschedule Cannabis”

Arkansas to Allow 32 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Statewide

There will be 32 medical marijuana dispensary licenses up for grabs when the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission eventually starts accepting applications for those licenses, the commission decided on Tuesday. Continue reading “Arkansas to Allow 32 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Statewide”

Panel sets hefty application fee to grow Arkansas medical marijuana

A state commission said residents hoping to grow Arkansas medical marijuana must pay a $15,000 application fee in addition to a licensing fee.

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission approved the plan on Tuesday. The licensing fee has yet to be determined, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Continue reading “Panel sets hefty application fee to grow Arkansas medical marijuana”

Arkansas Agency Releases Draft of Medical Marijuana Rules

Medical marijuana products sold in Arkansas would have to include detailed labels with information about their laboratory analysis, dosage, source and warnings under a draft of rules being prepared for the launch of the first medical cannabis program in the Bible Belt. Continue reading “Arkansas Agency Releases Draft of Medical Marijuana Rules”

Is marijuana mind-set changing in the Bible Belt?

Four years ago, Arkansas voters narrowly defeated a measure to allow medical marijuana sales in the state. Continue reading “Is marijuana mind-set changing in the Bible Belt?”