On October 23, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission held a meeting that approved name changes for three dispensaries, along with providing information on projected openings for upcoming dispensaries and cultivation facilities.
Dispensary Name Changes
The name changes below have been approved by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission for the following dispensaries:
Doctor's Orders, which opened up in May and is located in Hot Springs, will operate as "Suite 443"
420 RX dispensary, that is expected to open soon in Conway, will operate as "420 Dispensary Inc."
Grassroots dispensary, projected to open in Little Rock, will operate as "Herbology"
Projected Dispensary and Cultivation Facility Openings
During the AMMC meeting, director of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Doralee Chandler, provided the commissioners with an update on the remaining 22 dispensaries and two cultivation facilities that are not yet operating in Arkansas.
Chandler stated that six dispensaries are expected to open in November with five more following in December, leaving the remaining 11 dispensaries to open sometime in 2020. The ABC has provided the estimated dates:
Purspirit Cannabis Co (Valentine Holdings): Mid-November
Big Fish of North Central Arkansas: Late Spring 2020
Plant Family Therapeutics: Late December/Early January
THC RX, Inc: Unknown
Delta Cannabis Co: Mid 2020
NAE Full Spectrum Medicine, Inc: Mid-November
Comprehensive Care Group: Mid/Late December
Fort Cannabis: Early December
River Valley Relief: Mid-2020
Johnson County Dispensary: Mid-2020
420 RX: Mid-November
Grassroots OPCO: Early November
Natural State Wellness Dispensary: November/December
Natural Relief Dispensary: Mid/Late December
Natural State Medical Group, LLC: January 2020
Pain Free RX: Early 2020
Pine Bluff Agriceuticals: Spring 2020
Arkansas Patient Services Company: January 2020
Noah's Ark LLC: Late January 2020
Bloom Medicinals of Arkansas: Early December
Arkadelphia Dispensary: Late January 2020
Delta Medical Cannabis Co: December
Back in early September, remarks had been made by the ABC that they would begin taking action against dispensaries that were prolonging their openings and even threatening to revoke their license if necessary. Chandler hopes that the proposed rules would be approved and established by January 2020.
Natural State Wellness cultivation facility has requested their inspection and aiming to open by November. The final cultivator in Arkansas, Delta Medical Cannabis Company, is projecting to be fully operating by the end of the year. Both facilities will be located in Jackson county.
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