Arkansas's guide to the medical cannabis industry

Congressional committee rejects SAFE Banking Act

Congressional committee rejects SAFE Banking Act

The SAFE Banking Act will not be included in a broader economic development bill being considered in Congress. The SAFE Banking Act would have made banking more accessible for cannabis businesses and had the support of the Arkansas cannabis and banking industries. Supporters of the bill say it is not dead and efforts continue to pass cannabis banking legislation.

17 dispensaries growing their own

17 dispensaries growing their own

Seventeen medical marijuana dispensaries are cultivating their own plants and a few are even selling them to other dispensaries. The state amendment legalizing medical marijuana allows for dispensaries to grow up to 50 mature plants and 150 immature plants.

States wrestle with Delta-8 regulation

States wrestle with Delta-8 regulation

States continue to struggle with the regulation Delta-8 THC. More than a dozen states have introduced legislation to regulate the hemp-derived product this year, according to MJ Biz Daily, but the results have been limited at best.

Meet Jennifer Burr, Arkansas’s best budtender

Meet Jennifer Burr, Arkansas’s best budtender

Jennifer Burr of Sherwood’s Natural Relief Dispensary has been voted Best Budtender in the Arkansas Times annual Best of Arkansas readers survey. As a wellness consultant, the 30-year-old Burr studies cannabis and its effects so she can give patients the best recommendations. Ultimately, she said, the best advice she can offer any new cannabis consumer is to have patience. 

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