17 dispensaries growing their own

17 dispensaries growing their own

Cultivators aren’t the only ones growing legal cannabis in Arkansas these days. 

Seventeen dispensaries are growing marijuana and four more intend to join them, according to license renewal documents filed with the state Medical Marijuana Commission last month. 

The homegrown plants are primarily sold at the dispensaries where they are grown, but strains from Body and Mind dispensary of West Memphis have appeared at Natural Relief Dispensary in Sherwood and Berner’s by Good Day Farm in Little Rock, according to Body and Mind manager Dan Fortas. The strains are set to appear at Native Green Wellness in Little Rock and Hensley as well as Hash and Co. in Pine Bluff and Suite 443 in Hot Springs, Fortas said. 

Native Green and Suite 443 have also sold their homegrown products to other dispensaries, according to Scott Hardin, spokesman for the state Medical Marijuana Commission. 

Dispensaries are allowed to grow up to 50 mature plants and 150 immature plants, according to the amendment voters passed in 2016 legalizing medical marijuana.  

The 17 dispensaries growing their own:

  • Delta Cannabis Co. of West Memphis
  • Plant Family Therapeutics of Mountain Home
  • The ReLeaf Center Dispensary and Farm of Bentonville
  • Custom Cannabis of Alexander
  • Spring River Dispensary of Hardy 
  • Greenlight Dispensary of West Memphis
  • 420 Dispensary of Russellville
  • Suite 443 Dispensary of Hot Springs 
  • High Bank Cannabis Co. of Pine Bluff
  • NEA Full Spectrum of Brookland
  • Greenlight Dispensary of Helena
  • Body and Mind of West Memphis
  • Acanza Health Group of Fayetteville
  • Native Green Wellness of Hensley
  • Native Green Wellness of Little Rock
  • Harvest Cannabis Dispensary of Conway 
  • Fiddler’s Green Dispensary of Mountain View 

Dragan Vicentic, owner of Green Springs in Hot Springs, said he expects to receive approval to grow soon. He said the first grow will take about 90 days and following grows will take about 60 days. 

Zen Leaf dispensary of El Dorado indicated on its documents it intends to grow but a representative said the company has not started yet.  

The Source of Bentonville said in its renewal documents that it hoped to add cultivation this year but owner Robert McLarty said it has not started yet. 

The Treatment dispensary in Pine Bluff also indicated in documents that it intends to begin growing by the end of the year.