Arkansas judge tosses state’s medical marijuana licensing process

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge on Wednesday struck down the state’s decision to issue its first licenses to grow medical marijuana, ruling that the process for awarding the permits and the rankings of applicants were unconstitutional. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a preliminary injunction preventing the…

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Arkansas judge rejects bid to quash medical marijuana license lawsuit

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 1:22 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 1:22 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge who blocked the state from issuing its first licenses to grow medical marijuana has rejected an effort to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s application process…

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First challenges filed over Arkansas medical marijuana licenses

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 8:24 pm • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 8:26 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas regulators are receiving a flurry of challenges to the licensing of the state’s first medical marijuana growers. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission announced last month the five companies…

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Arkansas VA says they won’t prescribe, pay for medical marijuana

Published: Dec 26, 2017, 8:47 am • Updated: Dec 26, 2017, 8:47 am By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Although Arkansas voters have approved the sale of marijuana for medical purposes, doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will not be allowed to recommend or prescribe the…

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Arkansas marijuana regulators face lawsuits over biz license rejections

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 5:40 pm • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 5:40 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Applicants seeking to open medical marijuana businesses in Arkansas are suing the commission overseeing the proposals. The lawsuits were filed last week and placed under seal in Pulaski County,…

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Arkansas braces for hundreds of last-minute medical marijuana biz apps

Published: Sep 18, 2017, 11:20 am • Updated: Sep 18, 2017, 11:48 am By Andrew Demillo, The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas will get its first hint this week of just how large the state’s medical marijuana industry will become with hundreds of applications expected to be delivered…

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Arkansas has 32 medical marijuana dispensary licenses up for grabs. No one wants one

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 3:23 pm • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 3:23 pm By Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — 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 Department…

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Arkansas just opened door to get into state’s brand-new marijuana industry

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 4:55 pm • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 4:55 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Applications are now available for those who want to sell or grow medical marijuana in Arkansas under a new constitutional amendment legalizing the drug for some patients. The Medical…

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