As of June 1st, 20 Arkansas Dispensaries are open for business: Harvest House Of Cannabis 900 South Rodney Parham Road Little Rock, AR 72204 Mon – Fri 10 – 8 Sat 10 – 6 Sun 11 – 3 501.238.4242 Website. Harvest 1200 Thomas G Wilson Dr Conway, AR 72032 Mon – Sat 9 – 8 Sun 12 – 6 501.504.6065 Website. Acanza Health Group 2733 N McConnell Ave Fayetteville, AR 72704 Sun – Wed 10 – 8 Thurs – Sat 10 – 9 479.935.9394 Website. Plant Family Therapeutics 5172 Hwy 62 E Mountain Home, AR 72653 Sunday 9 – 5 870.373.0791 Website.
Greenlight Dispensary 2000 Martin Luther King Jr Drive Helena, AR 72342 Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm 870.714.6119 Website. Suite 443 4897 Malvern Ave Hot Springs, AR 71901 Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm 501.262.9333 Website. Green Springs Medical 309 Seneca St Hot Springs, AR 71901 Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm 501.207.0420 Website. Arkansas Natural Products 1303 Hwy 65 S – Suite 2 Clinton, AR 72031 Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm 501.386.3166 Website. Native Green Wellness Center 26225 US-167 Hensley, AR 72065 Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm Sunday 12pm – 4pm 501.993.0617 Website. The Source 406 Razorback Drive Bentonville, AR 72712 Monday – Saturday 9am – 9pm Sunday 10am – 6pm 479.330.9333 Website. Fiddler’s Green 16150 Highway 9 Mountain View, AR 72560 870.269.8600 Website. The Releaf Center 9400 McNelly Road Bentonville, AR 72712 Monday – Friday 8am – 10pm Saturday 9am – 10pm Sunday 10am – 6pm 479.488.2071 Website. Purspirit Cannabis Co 3390 Martin Luther King Blvd Fayetteville, AR 72704 Monday – Saturday 9am – 7pm Sunday 11am – 5pm 479.957.1973 Website.
NEA Full Spectrum 12001 US 49 Brookland, AR 72417 Mon – Sat 10 – 7 Sun 12 – 5 870.634.6412 Website. Fort Cannabis Co 3904 Ayers Rd Fort Smith, AR 72908 Mon – Fri 10 – 6 Sat 10 – 5 Sun 11 – 5 479.551.2235 Website. 420 Dispensary 3506 South Arkansas Ave Russellville, AR 72802 Mon – Sat 9 – 8 Sun 9 – 2 479.498.4200 Website. Bloom Medicinals of AR 410 Realtor Ave Texarkana, AR 71854 Mon & Wed – Sat 12 – 7 870.934.8763 Website. Red River Remedy 4423 E Broad St Texarkana, AR 71854 Mon – Fri 10 – 8 Sat – Sun 10 – 4 870.330.4951 Website. Herbology 7303 Kanis Road Little Rock, AR 72204 Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 12pm-4pm 501.712.5478 Website. Natural Relief Dispensary 3107 E Kiehl Ave Sherwood, AR 72120 Mon-Sat 10am-7pm 501.487.6045 Website. Custom Cannabis 10200 AR-5 Alexander, AR 72002 Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 501.213.0115 Website. MAP: List's out on 1st 32 medical marijuana buy sites in Arkansas. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission on Tuesday released a list of the state's first 32 cannabis dispensaries, revealing where patients will be able to purchase marijuana products in the coming months. The commission decided to spread the retail outlets across eight regions in the state with four dispensaries per zone, but patient advocates said Tuesday that the dispensaries aren't evenly distributed around the state. Only one dispensary will be in Little Rock -- the state's largest city -- and a large portion of northeast Arkansas, including Jonesboro, won't have a dispensary nearby. Melissa Fults, director of the Drug Policy Education Group, said many patients will have long drives to get their medication. "They're in terrible places with the least amount of population," Fults said. They've done what they've always done; they've done an injustice to the patients." Scott Hardin, a spokesman for Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control, another agency involved in the marijuana program, said the final dispensary paid its licensing fee and posted its performance bond Monday. Formal licenses are in the process of being issued. More than 200 groups applied for one of the coveted dispensary licenses. Those applications were reviewed and scored by Boston-based consulting firm Public Consulting Group with the top-scoring groups receiving permits to sell. The five licenses to grow the drug were issued in July, and one company began growing last month. The other growers are in various stages of construction. State regulators and industry insiders expect the first dispensary to open with cannabis available in about two months. "We anticipate the first dispensaries will open no later than mid-April," said Alex Gray, an attorney for the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association. Arkansans approved Amendment 98 to the Arkansas Constitution in 2016, making the Natural State one of 33 where medical marijuana is legal. Court challenges and bureaucratic hurdles, though, have slowed the implementation of the state's program. The amendment allows for up to 40 dispensaries, but the commission elected to start with 32 and monitor demand. While the bulk of the drug will be grown by the five licensed cultivators, dispensaries may also grow a limited amount of plants. Twenty-two of the selected dispensaries plan to grow up to 50 mature plants, according to Alcoholic Beverage Control data.
About 7,000 patients have been approved for medical marijuana ID cards, according to the state Health Department, but that number is expected to grow as the rollout of the drug becomes imminent. The cards allow patients and their caregivers to buy and possess medical marijuana. The Health Department plans to begin issuing the cards, which cost $50, later this month. A patient can be approved for a card if a doctor certifies that the patient suffers from one of 18 medical conditions. A bill has been filed in the General Assembly to more than triple the number of qualifying health conditions. As for the patients, Fults said many live on fixed incomes and suffer from debilitating health conditions.
Long drives to buy medical marijuana will take a toll. "Patients are excited that some dispensaries are finally going to open, but I don't think a lot of them realize where they'll be," Fults said.