In Arkansas, history was made as Doctor’s Orders RX in Hot Springs sold medicinal marijuana to the first patient Saturday morning, May 11, and Mother Nature, with her rain showers, did not stop dozens of Arkansans from being a part of history.
Gerald Wimer, who bought his product, arrived at 11 Friday night.
Bailey Arnold drove from Tontitown to Hot Springs to make her buy, “we got here yesterday [Friday] … went ahead and filled out the papers with the owners.”
Dana Stanley made the drive to Hot Springs said, “finally, we are getting up closer to the rest of the world. I think it’s amazing and should have been done a long time ago.”
Some people were excited to be a few of the first customers in line to purchase products, while others waiting in the long line hoped to make it through the doors.
“I’m ready to get home, but I’m excited it was a pretty simple process altogether,” said Wimer.
Patients said it’s the beginning of change for people who have symptoms of cancer-diseases and other medical conditions.
“I think it means people are going to get off these opioids maybe it will help with the opioids epidemic,” said Wimer.
Arkansas patients can only buy 2.5 ounces of marijuana every 14 days.