Arkansas

Fri
30
Sep

News Roundup: Alaska's First Legal Cannabis Harvest Just Began. It's Already Stalled.

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Alaska

Alaska’s first commercial cannabis harvests are underway. The first official legal crop comes from Greatland Ganja, a small cultivator on the Kenai Peninsula. Greatland has harvested about 75 pounds of cannabis so far, of an expected total of about 100 pounds consisting of 10 different strains. Unfortunately, however, the first harvest may not have anywhere to go. Distribution and sales are stalled until state-licensed testing laboratories are up and running. At the moment two labs are nearing completion in Anchorage: CannTest hopes to open by mid-October and AK Green Labs aims to be online by early November.

Arkansas

Thu
29
Sep

Marijuana measures on the ballot in 9 states on Nov. 8

Voters on Nov. 8 will decide ballot measures in nine states that would expand legal access to marijuana. Here's a rundown:

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RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

In five states, the ballot measures propose to legalize recreational marijuana use for anyone 21 and over.

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Fri
23
Sep

Arkansas court rejects challenge to medical marijuana plan

The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected one of two efforts to block a medical marijuana proposal from the November ballot.

Justices on Thursday denied a challenge from a group opposed to the proposed initiated act that would allow patients with certain medical conditions to buy marijuana from dispensaries. The court said Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana had not proven the ballot measure’s language was insufficient.

Another lawsuit challenging the measure’s language and its signatures is pending before the court. Justices are also considering another lawsuit from Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana trying to disqualify a competing medical pot proposal.

Arkansas voters narrowly rejected legalizing medical marijuana four years ago.

Thu
15
Sep

Arkansas Governor Spews Reefer Madness to Stop Medical Marijuana

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, who is apparently still brainwashed from his days with the Drug Enforcement Administration, has been out in the public spewing hard core devotions of reefer madness in an attempt to persuade the voters to completely disregard a couple of medical marijuana initiatives when they head to the polls later this fall.

Standing alongside a panel of supposed medical professionals earlier this week at the State Capitol, Governor Hutchinson told reporters that he was not in favor of the medical marijuana ballot measures that are set to go before the voting public in November because neither one of them comes with the same federal safeguards that leads to effective medicine.

Wed
14
Sep

Arkansas Governor Donates $10000 to Fight State's Ballot Measures

Governor Asa Hutchinson held a news conference Monday to detail his opposition to medical marijuana proposals going before voters this fall.

He plans to give $10,000 from his political action committee, called Asa Pac, to a group fighting against two medical marijuana proposals.

During the press conference, Governor Hutchinson was backed by doctors as he talked about his opposition to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment and the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act.

Both ballot questions will be before voters in November.

In addition to concerns about regulation, cost to taxpayers, and violating federal law, Hutchinson disputes those who say the proposals will help suffering patients.

Fri
02
Sep

Arkansas Will Vote on Dueling Medical Marijuana Initiatives This November

Australia is making a major move to legalize the use of medicinal cannabis across the entire country. Over the week, the Therapeutics Goods Administration reached a formal decision to legalize medicinal marijuana, although it will remain strictly controlled. This recent decision comes on the heels of the Federal Parliament’s resolve to support changing the Narcotic Drugs Act to allow cannabis to be legally grown and produced in Australia for medicinal purposes.

Thu
01
Sep

Marijuana on the ballot, 9 states to vote on cannabis in November

There will be more than Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the ballot this November, voters heading to the polls in nine states will also be deciding on Marijuana.

Collectively, these marijuana measures mean more voters will be weighing in on cannabis issues than any other year in American history.

Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn and his family opened Takoma Wellness Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in the District of Columbia three years ago.

Thu
01
Sep

6 States that May Never Legalize Marijuana

The push to legalize marijuana is in full force and a look at just how swiftly attitudes are changing nationwide is nearly enough to make anyone start buying pot penny stocks left and right. Though there has been both disappointing and encouraging signs from the federal government in regard to eventual reclassification or legalization of cannabis, we’re still seeing a state-by-state domino effect take place.

Thu
01
Sep

Arkansas election gets interesting with second medical marijuana initiative OK'd for ballot

Arkansas election officials approved a medical marijuana proposal for the ballot Wednesday, putting two measures to legalize the drug for patients with certain conditions before voters this fall.

Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office said supporters of the proposed constitutional amendment turned in 97,284 valid signatures from registered voters, exceeding the 84,859 needed to qualify for the ballot. Martin’s office in July approved a competing medical marijuana proposal for the ballot.

Wed
24
Aug

Dueling Medical Marijuana Proposals Could Sabotage Legalization in Arkansas

Arkansas voters may have to choose between two separate ballot measures in the upcoming November election when trying to determine whether The Land of Opportunity should join the ranks of 25 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing medical marijuana.

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