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...

Cannabis study

Cannabis study

To gauge the perceived public health benefits of medical marijuana, researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will conduct a groundbreaking five-year-long survey that could pave the way for understanding cannabis' effect on health. The survey — which can be found at tinyurl.com/armedcannabis — is a voluntary web survey that...

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...

Hemp panel meets

Hemp panel meets

The Industrial Hemp Committee held its first meeting Tuesday, passing draft regulations to the full Plant Board for approval and moving the state nearer to creating a bureaucracy for the new industry in Arkansas The board hopes that farmers will plant the first batch of industrial hemp this year. In the last...

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