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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 08:47:00

Plant Family Therapeutics building dispensary with 'culture of compassion' in Mountain Home

Plant Family Therapeutics, which received the third highest dispensary score in North Arkansas's Zone 2, is building a new facility at 5172 Hwy 62 E. in Mountain Home. Clint Mickle, a PFT owner, said the dispensary hopes to open by the end of the summer.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 09:58:00

NEA Full Spectrum building dispensary in Brookland (Craighead County)

NEA Full Spectrum, which received the seventh highest dispensary score in Northeast Arkansas's Zone 3, is building a new facility at 11913 Highway 49 in Brookland. Gerald Sale, president of the company, said it hopes to open for business by May 1.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:56:00

Fiddler's Green to offer 'bud bar' at dispensary in Mountain View

Fiddler's Green, the top scoring dispensary in North Arkansas's Zone 2, will be renovating an existing facility for its new storefront on Highway 9 in Mountain View. Lisa Murphy, CEO of Fiddler's Green, said the dispensary hopes to complete renovations and open for business in May.

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:14:00

Grassroots OpCo dispensary renovating former Joubert's Tavern on Kanis Road

Grassroots OpCo, which received the second highest dispensary score in Zone 5, is renovating the former Joubert's Tavern facility at 7303 Kanis Road in Little Rock. Matt Darin, founder and COO of Grassroots, said it hopes to open for business in the next several months.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 13:41:00

Northwest Arkansas Medical Cannabis Group building dispensary in Fayetteville

Northwest Arkansas Medical Cannabis Group is finalizing architectural plans for its new dispensary facility at 3390 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fayetteville. Don Parker II, an owner of the dispensary, said it has no estimated timeline for opening, but the contractor has already been selected, and construction will begin as soon as plans are approved.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:12:00

The Releaf Center in Bentonville hopes to offer extracting services to other dispensaries

The Releaf Center dispensary is renovating the former Big Red Gallery & Gifts building at 9400 McNelly Road in Bentonville, and Roger Song, CEO of The Releaf Center, said it hopes to open for business by midsummer.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 17:02:00

Arkansas Medicinal Source Patient Center dispensary heading to Razorback Drive in Bentonville

Arkansas Medicinal Source Patient Center is finalizing paperwork for a permit to renovate its facility at 406 Razorback Drive, according to Erik Danielson, an owner of the dispensary. It hopes to open by May 1.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 15:20:00

Harvest to operate Natural State Wellness Dispensary in Little Rock on Stagecoach Road

Harvest Dispensaries, Cultivations & Production Facilities, LLC, the Tempe, Ariz., cannabis growing and dispensary company that will operate Natural State Wellness Enterprises' cultivation facility, will also operate a dispensary in Little Rock "on behalf of Natural State Wellness Dispensary shareholders," according to Ben Kimbro, director of public affairs for Harvest DCP.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 11:45:00

Cannabis Rx dispensaries: Choices made, list firmed up

The companies that will open medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas have been largely settled for the state's eight zones, each of which will have four dispensaries.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 14:57:00

Natural Relief Dispensary to construct new facility in Sherwood

Natural Relief Dispensary owner Michael Faught and his brother Brian Faught said the new dispensary will open at 3107 East Kiehl Avenue in Sherwood, hopefully within five to six months after breaking ground on the dispensary's new facility. Natural Relief Dispensary received the fourth highest score in zone 5 with 375.11 points earned.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 09:46:00

Big Fish of North Central Arkansas dispensary coming to Heber Springs

The Big Fish of North Central Arkansas dispensary, which received the second highest score in zone 2 with 342.17 points earned, will be located at 1400 Heber Springs Road in Heber Springs and hopes to open within the next few months. Josh Landers is an owner, and other owners include Dr. Regina Thurman, Marshal Wright and Eddie Garcia.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:08:00

New Marijuana Commissioner Kevin Russell on his history of opposition to medical marijuana

Kevin Russell will take Dr. Carlos Roman's seat on the state Medical Marijuana Commission. Russell, a Benton police captain and 19-year veteran of the Benton Police Department, said his law enforcement background and experience in "prevention and education" of drug use has helped prepare him to serve on the Commission.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 15:53:00

Rep. House: Sessions' repeal of hands-off policy on legal marijuana is 'inviting a disaster'

An state representative who has worked extensively with Arkansas banks in the search for financial institutions to provide banking for the state's burgeoning medical cannabis industry says that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that he will rescind Obama-era guidelines that direct the federal government to take a hands-off approach to marijuana in states that have legalized medical and recreational cannabis will spook banks from working with dispensaries and cultivators, potentially forcing cannabis-related businesses to deal solely in cash.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 15:44:00

Governor: Feds shouldn't target medical marijuana but recreational use is fair game

Hutchinson did not directly criticize Sessions' decision, suggesting that it would be appropriate to enforce federal laws against marijuana in states that have sanctioned the recreational (rather than medical) use of the drug.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:12:00

UPDATE: Sessions rescinds memo that stopped crackdown on legal pot

According to the Associated Press, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind an Obama-era Department of Justice memo that directed federal prosecutors not to go after marijuana convictions in states where it's been legalized.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:00:00

Washington County justices of the peace deny permit for marijuana cultivation center

Washington County's Quorum Court denied a permit for a marijuana cultivation center that hoped to be located near Lincoln and Cane Hill, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:14:00

Ark. Med Marijuana Assoc. to host symposium; keynote by TV host Montel Williams, who will serve on AMMA board

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association announced today that they will be hosting a half day symposium on Wednesday, September 20, dealing with the medical cannabis industry and regulatory issues. The keynote address of the symposium will be delivered by TV host and medical marijuana advocate Montel Williams, who has also accepted a position on the AMMA's board.

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