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Group starts ballot petition process to make recreational marijuana legal in Arkansas

7/9/19--The Drug Policy Education Group, an Arkansas 501(c)4 nonprofit dedicated to reducing harm and promoting education about drug policies, will file two ballot petitions with the Arkansas Secretary of State on Wednesday, July 10. The first ballot petition proposes to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult recreational use in the state by December 4, 2020 while the second would allow persons with marijuana convictions involving less than 16 ounces to petition for expungement. Read

Medical marijuana edibles officially hit the market in Arkansas

6/14/19--Medical marijuana edibles are now available in Arkansas – one month after marijuana sales began in the state. The state’s two operating dispensaries – Doctor’s Orders and Green Springs Medical – received their first shipment of marijuana gummies on Friday. Both dispensaries, located in Hot Springs, anticipate added variety of edible products in the near future. Read

First Arkansas marijuana dispensary set to open Monday, plans to limit initial sales

5/9/19--Green Springs Medical will be the first dispensary to open in Arkansas to sell medical marijuana. Owners Dragan Vicentic and Bruce Simpson have a plan in place to help as many patients as they can. Read

Some employers banning Arkansas employees from using medical marijuana

9/14/17--The Clinton Airport will not allow its 170 employees to use medical marijuana. As a result of a bill passed earlier this year, workers in “safety sensitive positions” may not be able to use the drug, even if they have a qualifying condition if their employer believes their job can’t be performed safely while under the influence. At an airport, getting from one destination to another safely is the goal. That’s why the airport will continue drug tests for its employees. Read