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Even as Arkansas grapples with questions of cannabis legalization and regulation, the state medical marijuana industry is becoming more complex and more lucrative. Here, we put a spotlight on crowd favorites in the first-ever Arkansas Times Cannabis Awards, talk with Robert deBin of Natural State Medicinals, examine the ways cannabis industries in neighboring states impact Arkansas and review some innovative products — including a weed-infused local honey and a THC-infused lubricant designed for use in the bedroom.

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On weed regulations across state lines, and why the biggest competition for the Arkansas cannabis industry lies just across the border.

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Check out the results of our 2023 Arkansas Times Cannabis Awards, in which our readers weighed in on their favorite picks from the medical cannabis industry. 

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A Q&A with Robert deBin of Natural State Medicinals, whose strains won awards in every category — indica, sativa and hybrid — in our inaugural Arkansas Times Cannabis Awards poll.

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A review of Good Day Farm’s weed-infused honey, perfect for brewing up a sleepytime tea before bed. 

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A review of Shake Extractions’ THC-infused sex lubricant, reviewed by our very own Mary Jane Doe.