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...

Judge Griffen issues temporary restraining order in suit over marijuana permits

Judge Griffen issues temporary restraining order in suit over marijuana permits

Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, acting on a lawsuit filed by Naturalis Health LLC, an unsuccessful applicant for a medical marijuana cultivation permit, has issued a temporary restraining order against state agencies and officials that had been prepared to award permits at a Medical Marijuana Commission today. The judge said Naturalis, which has alleged violations of...

Losing competitors sue over marijuana cultivation permits

Losing competitors sue over marijuana cultivation permits

The first lawsuit was filed Tuesday over the state Medical Marijuana Commission's scoring of the top five applicants for cultivation permits under the new medical marijuana law. The suit was filed by Naturalis Health,  which finished 38th in the scoring, with an application to be in Little Rock.  It asks for an injunction against award of...

Growers and $$

Growers and $$

Some, but not all, of the five companies the state has scored as eligible for cannabis cultivation in Arkansas included in their applications estimates of job hires and financial impact. Companies estimate hires between 25 and 60; two estimate payrolls will exceed $1 million. Beau Whitney, senior economist at New...

Osage Creek Cultivation issues press release

Osage Creek Cultivation issues press release

Osage Creek Cultivation of Carroll County, one of the five companies to be awarded the state's first licenses to grow marijuana for the medical market, issued a statement today: “We would like to say our family is very excited to have the opportunity to work with the State of Arkansas...

State picks five winners to cultivate medical marijuana

State picks five winners to cultivate medical marijuana

Natural State Medicinals, Bold Team LLC, Natural State Wellness Enterprises, Osage Creek Cultivation and Delta Medical Cannabis Company Inc. were the five companies awarded permits to grow medical cannabis by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission on Tuesday. (Natural State Wellness filed separate applications for two counties — both of which...

Hemp hurdles

Hemp hurdles

Questions raised by Governor Hutchinson about whether regulations for industrial hemp research conflict with federal law and other queries have apparently slowed progress toward the implementation of the Arkansas Industrial Hemp Act. The Industrial Hemp Committee, which is under the state Plant Board, approved draft regulations in January. Plant Board...

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