A document compiled by Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control Division officials suggests that many of the state’s 25 unopened medical marijuana dispensaries expect to open this fall.
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The document was shared with members of the Medical Marijuana Commission at last week’s meeting, during which Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman, who chairs the commission, asked the ABC for status updates on the remaining unopened dispensaries.
The ReLeaf Center’s opening is listed as still “pending” on the document, but the dispensary became the first to open in Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday. Scott Hardin, spokesperson for ABC, said The Source Dispensary — formerly called the Arkansas Medicinal Source Patient Center — should open this week.
No dispensaries have opened in Central Arkansas’s Zone 5. According to the ABC list, the two Little Rock dispensaries are set to open within the next couple months: Natural State Wellness expects to open at 900 South Rodney Parham Road later in August, and Grassroots OPCO expects to open in the former Joubert’s Tavern space at 7303 Kanis Road in late September.
Harvest Cannabis Dispensary, formerly known as Rock City Harvest, expects to open in mid September at 1200 Thomas G. Wilson Drive in Conway, and Sherwood’s Natural Relief Dispensary projects a September or October opening.
The document suggests that Northeast Arkansas’s Zone 3, which houses 14 counties, will be the last region in the state to have a dispensary open. The first in the area could be NEA Full Spectrum in Craighead County, which lists an opening date of “October/November.”
The document also includes the operating status of the state’s five cultivation facilities. Osage Creek Cultivation in Carroll County, Natural State Medicinals Cultivation in Jefferson County, and Bold Team in Woodruff County are all operating. Natural State Wellness Enterprises in Jackson County lists an opening date of “late fall,” and Delta Medical Cannabis Company, also of Jackson County, isn’t expected to open until “year end.”