Yesterday the state’s Medical Marijuana Commission awarded five licenses to grow marijuana in Arkansas following months of controversy and legal battles.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that licenses were issued to:
- Natural State Medicinals Cultivation of Jefferson County
- BOLD Team of Woodruff County
- Natural State Wellness Enterprises of Jackson County
- Osage Creek Cultivation of Carroll County
- Delta Medical Cannabis Company of Jackson County
The Arkansas Constitution lets cities and counties vote to prohibit marijuana farms and stores by circulating petitions to place the issue on the ballot.
If you want to learn more about how your county can prohibit marijuana farms and stores, contact our office at (501) 375-7000.
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The Washington State Poison Center’s latest Annual Toxic Trend Report shows marijuana legalization in 2016 has led to massive increases in exposure to the drug among youth.
In 2017, there were 378 marijuana exposures reported to the Washington State Poison Center. That’s an all-time high.
This tracks with experiences in other states over the past few years.
In 2015 the Associated Press reported marijuana-related calls to Poison Control had jumped by more than half.
In 2016 a study published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics found marijuana-related calls to regional poison control centers had increased.
The fact is marijuana is poisoning children and sending them to the E.R. As we keep saying, marijuana may be many things, but harmless simply is not one of them.
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Authorities in Arkansas are seizing hundreds of pounds of marijuana that was purchased legally in other states.