News by Category: AMMA

Governor Signs Bill into Law Clarifying Provisions of AMMA

Today the Governor signed into law a bill clarifying the employment provisions of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment. The new law provides guidance for Arkansas employers who are required to comply with the marijuana law’s employment provisions while maintaining safe workplaces for employees and the public. The bill was primarily … Read More »

Bill to Amend the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment Passes

A bill clarifying the employment provisions of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment (AMMA) has passed both houses of the Arkansas Legislature, and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. The bill provides guidance to Arkansas employers seeking to comply with the AMMA while simultaneously fulfilling their duty to provide a safe workplace … Read More »

Proposed Rules Shed Light on the Implementation of the Arkansas Marijuana Law

The State of Arkansas is one step closer to implementing the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment (AMMA). The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission recently released proposed rules and regulations governing the licensing of cultivation facilities and dispensaries. The Commission must begin accepting applications for licenses by July 1, 2017. Pursuant to the … Read More »

Medical Marijuana: What Does This Mean to Employers?

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment (AMMA) legalizes the use of marijuana. The AMMA was approved by Arkansas voters with a 53-47% approval margin. Even though marijuana remains illegal under federal law, more than half of the states allow medicinal and/or recreational use of the drug, with Arkansas being one of … Read More »

Arkansas Voters Pass Amendment To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Issue 6, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, was approved by Arkansas voters with a 53-47% approval margin. Even though marijuana is illegal under federal law, more than half of U.S. states allow recreational or medical use of the drug, with Arkansas being one of the first southern states to approve … Read More »