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  • Over 5,000 Pounds Of Medical Marijuana Sold In Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — It’s been 252 days since medical marijuana was first sold in Arkansas, since then, patients have purchased over 5,000 pounds of product. 16 dispensaries have opened for business in Arkansas, with 16 more slated to open in the future. The Medical Marijuana Commission has admitted it’s frustrating that only half of the state’s dispensaries have opened for businesses. It’s been four years since Arkansas voters passed medical marijuana into law. The latest dispensaries to open in the […]

  • Arkansas Governor Defends Decision To Accept New Refugees

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Arkansas’ governor is defending his decision to continue accepting new refugees despite skepticism from some GOP lawmakers. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday challenged lawmakers to avoid creating “fear” about the decision to accept refugees. “I’m a native Arkansan. I understand change, and I understand resistance to change. We’re not changing the culture of Arkansas. We’re just sharing the culture of Arkansas to those who also are troubled coming from terrible circumstances, and I think we […]

  • National Weather Service To Evaluate Damage In Logan County After Tornado

    UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-2 tornado hit Logan County Friday night. Original Story –  LOGAN COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — The National Weather Service will be in Logan County Saturday (Jan. 11), assessing the damage caused by a possible tornado on Friday (Jan. 10). A tornado was observed in the eastern part of Logan County Friday, though it has not been confirmed by the National Weather Service as of yet. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office shared photos […]

  • Arkansans Spend Over $28 Million On Medical Marijuana in 2019

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Seven months after the first sale of medical marijuana in the Natural State, Arkansans have purchased more than 4,209 pounds and have spent $28.13 million on the product. 14 dispensaries are currently up and running. Northwest Arkansas was first to have all four allotted dispensaries open in their zone. Over 1,328 pounds of medical marijuana has been sold in Northwest Arkansas since dispensaries launched in Fayetteville and Bentonville. Two dispensaries set up shop in the River Valley […]

  • First Fort Smith Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opening Wednesday

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The first medical marijuana dispensary in Fort Smith is opening its doors to the public on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Fort Cannabis manager Jordan Mooney confirmed the opening date to 5NEWS. Doors are set to open at noon on Wednesday and will close at 8 p.m. Fort Cannabis will be the second dispensary to open in Zone 4 of the state, which includes Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Yell, Pope and Conway Counties. 420 Dispensary in […]

  • Walmart Shows The Most Popular Toys Of The Decade

    (KFSM) — With the decade nearing its close, Walmart is showing which toys captured the hearts of kids each Christmas for the last 10 years. Walmart says it’s been a decade of furry friends and movie-themed fun. 2009- ZhuZhu Pets 2010 – Squinkies 2011 – Let’s Rock Elmo 2012 – Furby 2013 – Chosen By Kids Launch 2014 – Frozen 2015 – Star Wars Legendary Yoda & BB-8 2016 – Hatchimals 2017 – Fingerlings 2018 – Power Wheels Barbie 2019 […]

  • Fort Smith, Russellville Dispensaries To Be Inspected By State This Week

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Arkansas Beverage Control (ABC) Board is set to inspect Fort Cannabis on Friday (Dec. 13), the final step before Fort Smith’s first dispensary can open. Scott Hardin, the ABC spokesperson, confirmed Fort Cannabis’ inspection to 5NEWS on Tuesday (Dec. 10). Hardin also stated that 420 Dispensary in Russellville is set for an inspection this week as well. Fort Cannabis General Manager Jordan Mooney told 5NEWS they are looking forward to serving the people of […]

  • Patients Have Spent Over $23 Million On Medical Marijuana In Arkansas

    (KFSM) — Since the summer, patients in Arkansas have spent $23.3 million to obtain 3,433 pounds of medical marijuana. The latest dispensary to get approval to open is Bloom Medicinals in Texarkana. River Valley patients are still patiently awaiting Fort Smith’s first dispensary, which owners say could open this December following an inspection from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents. Northwest Arkansas leads the medical marijuana industry in the state with all four allotted dispensaries open for business. Here […]

  • Walmart Gives Early Peek At Cyber Monday Deals

    (KFSM) — After a weekend full of shopping, there’s still one day left to snag some awesome deals heading into Christmas. Cyber Monday (Dec. 2) starts at 12:01 ET on Here’s a look at some of the discounts you will see: Electronics & Gaming VIZIO 55” Class 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV for $279.99 ($198.01 savings) Lenovo 15.6 R5 laptop for $299.00 ($200.00 savings) $450.00 gift card with purchase and activation of a Samsung Galaxy S10 phone Lenovo 130S With […]

  • Medical Marijuana Sales Surpass $20 Million In Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Medical marijuana sales have surpassed $20 million in Arkansas, according to Scott Hardin, Arkansas Beverage Control Board spokesperson. Sales totaled $20.2 million on Monday (Nov. 18), with 2,916 pounds being sold since the first dispensary opened in Hot Springs last May. Northwest Arkansas will soon be the first of the eight zones across Arkansas to have all four dispensaries open following the announcement Pürspirit Cannabis Company would be opening in Fayetteville on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Fort Smith […]

  • Pürspirit Cannabis In Fayetteville Opening Wednesday

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Pürspirit Cannabis Company will open its first location in Fayetteville Wednesday (Nov. 20) afternoon. Pürspirit will be the second medical marijuana dispensary to open in Fayetteville, and the fourth to open in Northwest Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas will become the first of eight regions across the state to open all four of its allotted dispensaries. Pürspirit will be located at 3390 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Fayetteville. Gates McKnight, Director of Dispensary Operations for Purspirt, said […]

  • Rutledge, Sarah Huckabee Sanders File Paperwork For Trump To Be On Arkansas Ballot

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders were front and center as President Trump’s campaign filed paperwork and a filing fee Friday (Nov. 8) to appear on the Arkansas ballot in 2020. The filing period in Arkansas ends on Tuesday, November 12, and primary elections will take place on March 3, 2020. Doyle Webb, the chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party, said this is an exciting time for the Republican […]

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