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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.

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.

State Supreme Court airs grievances against marijuana commission

State Supreme Court airs grievances against marijuana commission

Earlier this month, the state Supreme Court reversed and dismissed a case over dispensary licenses in favor of the state Medical Marijuana Commission. A dissenting opinion authored by associate justice Courtney Hudson, and joined by associate justice Robin Wynne, aired some of the court’s frustrations with the commission’s “refusal to follow its constitutional mandate.”  Kyle… View Article

Pot Rx panel sued

Pot Rx panel sued

The first lawsuit over the state Medical Marijuana Commission’s scoring of the top five applicants for cultivation permits under the new medical marijuana law was filed Tuesday. The suit, by Naturalis Health of Little Rock, asks for an injunction against award of the permits. The suit was assigned to Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen. Defendants are the state Department of Finance and… View Article

FDA limits CBD advertising

FDA limits CBD advertising

A company recently sent the Arkansas Times a press release advertising its cannabidiol (CBD) products, claiming they help with “relief of chronic pain,” “anti-inflammatory benefits,” “anxiety relief,” “sleep,” and “Cancer, Parkinson’s, and Diabetes fighting properties.” Making such claims is against FDA guidelines. The FDA is researching cannabidiol “as a new drug for which substantial clinical investigations have… View Article

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