Arkansas Dispensaries That Have Not Opened Could See Possible Consequences
One of the biggest concerns today amongst Arkansas medical marijuana patients is the lack of dispensary openings. Currently, there are only 10 out of the 32 licensed dispensaries throughout the state that are operating. This is leaving a number of patients having to commute long distances to purchase cannabis products.
Although the medical marijuana amendment that was passed back in 2016 did not state a deadline for the opening of dispensaries, the state is ready to take action for facilities that are seeing delays.
Communications Director of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, Scott Hardin, stated that they will begin to take violations into consideration for dispensaries who continue to put their open on hold. "I think at the one year mark, that's where it really gets serious," Hardin said.
Back in early September, comments had also been made by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) that they would start to take action against dispensaries that were prolonging their opening and even threatening to revoke their license if necessary.
It seems a number of the extended delays have been due to issues with real estate and weather.
The ABC gave an update in September regarding the projected opening dates for the remaining 22 dispensaries which are as follows:
Purspirit Cannabis Co (Fayetteville): Mid-November
Plant Family Therapeutics (Mountain Home): Late December/Early January
Delta Medical Cannabis (West Memphis): December
Bloom Medicinals of Arkansas (Texarkana): Early December
420 Dispensary Inc (Russellville): Mid-November
Herbology (Little Rock): Early November
NAE Full Spectrum Medicine, Inc (Brookland): Mid-November
Comprehensive Care Group (West Memphis): Mid/Late December
Fort Cannabis (Fort Smith): Early December
Natural State Wellness Dispensary (Little Rock): November/December
Natural Relief Dispensary (Sherwood): Mid/Late December
Delta Cannabis Co (West Memphis): Mid 2020
River Valley Relief (Morrilton): Mid-2020
Johnson County Dispensary (Clarksville): Mid-2020
Natural State Medical Group, LLC (Alexander): January 2020
Pain Free RX (Pine Bluff): Early 2020
Pine Bluff Agriceuticals (Pine Bluff): Spring 2020
Arkansas Patient Services Company (Warren): January 2020
Noah's Ark LLC (El Dorado): Late January 2020
Arkadelphia Dispensary (Arkadelphia): Late January 2020
Big Fish of North Central Arkansas (Heber Springs): Late Spring 2020
THC RX, Inc (West Memphis): Unknown
Herbology dispensary in Little Rock had an opening date projected for November 7 but had to postpone due to unknown reasons. However, this should be one of the newest dispensaries that's expected to open very soon.
If you are an Arkansan suffering from one of these 18 medical conditions you may be eligible to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.
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