• Ashley Slimak

Midyear Deadline Is Set For Remaining Unopened Arkansas Dispensaries


The Medical Marijuana Commission is ready to take action against unopened dispensaries.

With only 11 out of the 32 licensed dispensaries in Arkansas currently operating, the remaining 21 dispensaries will have until mid-2020 to open before action is taken and possible revoking of their license occurs.


The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has exhibited concern regarding the rate at which dispensaries are opening. Renewals for licenses take place in June, and for those who are continuing to drag their feet may not be reissued their dispensary license.


Scott Hardin, spokesman for the Alcoholic Beverage Control stated that ABC agents are persistently reaching out to dispensary owners and asking for updates on locations. In early January, The ABC plans to send a letter to every dispensary that has yet to open, explaining the license renewal process and asking for an updated opening date.


Many parts of Arkansas are still left without any operating dispensaries, leaving a number of patients to commute far distances in order to receive any cannabis products for treatment.


RX Med and Bloom Medicinals in Texarkana and 420 Dispensary in Russellville have requested their final inspections. Herbology in Little Rock previously was expected to open back on November 7, however, it was not approved by state regulators to open. Talley Wettlaufer, Herbology's Vice President of Retail, stated that there are a few setbacks that are currently being resolved and plan to open sometime in 2020.

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