Medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas open after a 2 year wait


Arkansas voters approved a measure legalizing medical marijuana for certain conditions in 2016.

To date, more than 11,000 medical marijuana identification cards have been issued.

According to law, a patient can buy 2.5 ounces of marijuana every 14 days. 

Those eligible must show proof they live in Arkansas, get a doctor’s certificate, and meet one of more than a dozen qualifying conditions, including cancer, glaucoma, severe nausea, and seizures.

Four medical marijuana dispensaries are set to open in Northwest Arkansas: two in Fayetteville and two in Bentonville.

All four companies are what is known as “grow dispensaries,” that means the agencies will not have to rely on cultivation facilities to stock the shelves.

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