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Arkansas regulators are receiving a flurry of challenges to the licensing of the state’s first medical marijuana growers. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission announced last month the five companies that scored high enough to receive a license to grow medical marijuana. The cultivation licenses are expected to officially be issued at Wednesday’s…

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Three marijuana retailers are suing Lewis County over an ordinance approved last year that essentially bans cannabis-related businesses in unincorporated Lewis County by requiring them to get approval from the federal government, which provides no such permission. The complaint, filed in July 2017, says the county’s ordinance is contrary to…

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The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill legalizing industrial hemp. Proponents said Tuesday that the bill was a development opportunity that could be a boon for farmers and businesses. Hemp, which can be used as raw material for manufacturing, comes from the same plant as marijuana but…

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Canadians will soon be able add marijuana to their collection of household herbs, and that’s creating a nightmare for the country’s landlords. With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to legalize recreational weed in July, apartment owners are concerned about safety and potential damage to their buildings if tenants grow plants…

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico lawmakers are pushing to add opioid addiction to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program. Supporters gathered Monday in Santa Fe with representatives of the Drug Policy Alliance to build support for expanding access to medical marijuana. “Thousands…

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