Arkansas Prepares to Score Dispensary Applications in Next Phase of Medical Marijuana Rollout

And the state has already worked out a solution to the industry’s limited access to banking, he added. “We’re going to start off with a cashless system,” deBin said. “There’s a startup here by some local Arkansas guys called MediPays, and it’s both for consumer and business-to-business. It will involve an app where patients can purchase their medicine through the app, and it also allows for cashless, electronic payments for dispensaries [and] cultivators.

Senate Rejects Banking Amendment Just in Time For Another Dispensary Robbery NEWS

Senate Rejects Banking Amendment Just in Time For Another Dispensary Robbery NEWS

Three men wearing hoodies and ski masks entered the dispensary around closing time, at 11:30 pm, proceeding to pistol whip one defiant employee and make off with the spoils of their robbery. Police are still searching for the suspects, and the dispensary was closed for several days afterward.

The STATES Act a "Fix" to Cannabis Banking?

The STATES Act a "Fix" to Cannabis Banking?

It seems every few months lately we hear about a new bill introduced to address the conflict between federal law and the laws of the now 29 states that have legalized marijuana. Nevertheless, these bills never seem to make it out of committee. Public sentiment, and even sentiment in the highest levels of government, is shifting in favor of solutions for a growing $9 Billion industry.