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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First things first: cannabis-infused topicals do not get you high. I repeat, they do not get you high. Even when said creams, lotions and potions are formulated with THC. Most products on the market, though, are CBD-based, which when applied to the skin (and not absorbed into the bloodstream) provide…

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