A federal judge in Arkansas dismissed several claims by a medical marijuana dispensary applicant, including tortious interference and racial discrimination during the state’s license-evaluation process. According to Law360, U.S. District Judge James Moody Jr. ruled that tortious interference doesn’t apply to the claim made by Absolute Essence because it’s still an applicant and doesn’t have any property or business rights. Absolute Essence’s suit in February 2022 alleged that the company that state regulators hired to score applications, Public Consulting Group Holdings and… Read more.
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Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas reach $22.4 million in February
Medical marijuana patients in Arkansas spent $23.1 million on cannabis products in January and $22.4 million in February for a total of $45.5 million over the two-month period. Sales for the first two months of 2023 combined increased by $4 million over the same period in the previous year, according to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), implying year-over-year growth of about 9.6%. More than 92,000 active medical marijuana patients are registered with the Arkansas Department of Health,… Read more.
Arkansas lawmakers introduced a proposal to ban products containing delta-8, delta-9, and delta-10 THC which are not directly regulated by the state. A bill proposed in Arkansas seeks to ban synthetic THC products and add them to the state’s controlled substances list, KATV reports. The measure would specifically outlaw delta-8, delta-9, and delta-10 products that are unregulated in the state. State Sen. Justin Boyd (R), one of the bill’s sponsors, told KATC that “a ban is the best way” to keep the products out… Read more.