Category Archives: Arkansas

Little Rock to Vote on Making Marijuana Offenses Low Priority for Law Enforcement

The Board of Directors of Little Rock, Arkansas plan to vote on Tuesday on making marijuana offenses in the city a low priority for law enforcement. Under a proposed ordinance from City Director Ken Richardson of Ward 2, misdemeanor marijuana crimes would become the lowest law enforcement priority for the city. According to the proposed […]

Arkansas Group to File Ballot Petitions to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

A group in Arkansas will take an early but meaningful step this week toward ultimately making recreational marijuana use legal in the state.  The Drug Policy Education Group, a nonprofit based in Arkansas, said it plans to file a pair of ballot petitions with the secretary of state on Wednesday with the intention of getting […]

Medical Marijuana Sales in Arkansas Set to Start Mid-May

With the harvest of the state’s first legal cannabis crop just days away, sales of medical marijuana in Arkansas should begin in mid-May, according to government regulators. Department of Finance and Administration spokesman Scott Hardin said on Friday that a dispensary in Hot Springs should receive final approval for its license to sell medical marijuana […]

Arkansas Bill Seeks to Limit Advertising of Medical Marijuana Products

As the state’s first medical marijuana dispensaries gear up to open their doors, Arkansas legislators have been pondering just how they’ll be able to advertise their wares. On Tuesday, Governor Asa Hutchinson will be passing a bill that would curtail the places and people to which medical marijuana businesses are allowed to market. Central among […]

Arkansas Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

State lawmakers in Arkansas introduced a bill on Monday that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Under the measure, House Bill 1972, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana would be considered a violation instead of crime and would be subject to a fine of not more than $200. Currently, possession of […]