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Various types of cannabis displayed at at a Las Vegas dispensary in 2017, just before recreational marijuana sales began there. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Arkansas medical marijuana companies complain about seed-to-sale tracking software

BY: - December 14, 2022

Arkansas’ medical marijuana companies are again clashing with the software vendor that operates the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system. Cultivators and dispensaries complain that patient and product data disappear, the software often goes down, available training is insufficient and that customer service is poor when problems do arise.  The vendor, BioTrack, called the complaints misleading and […]

Arkansas panel OKs $34.8 million in federal relief funds, but again delays other requests

BY: - November 15, 2022

An Arkansas Legislative Council subcommittee on Tuesday approved requests for $34.8 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding while again delaying action on more than a dozen proposals that have been held since September.  During a Sept. 13 meeting, Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review subcommittee members expressed frustration that there wasn’t a plan for prioritizing […]

Legislators OK additional $124M in recovery funds for schools

BY: - August 26, 2022

The state Department of Education received legislative approval Friday to disburse $124.3 million in federal emergency relief money to 36 more school districts. The Arkansas Legislative Council accepted a report from its Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review subcommittee to authorize spending for 35 districts and suspended its rules to add a 36th district — Rector, […]