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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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