Good Day Farm dispensary to be known as Berner’s by Good Day Farm April 7, 2022 By Griffin Coop West Little Rock’s first dispensary will have a new name at its grand opening event next week after state regulators were officially notified at their Thursday meeting that the store will be branded after a rapper and cannabis entrepreneur. The store, which will be known as Berner’s by Good Day Farm, will hold a grand opening event at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15. The dispensary, which is already open, is located at 11600 Chenal Parkway near The Purple Cow restaurant and across from Barnes & Noble. Previously known as Good Day Farm Little Rock, the store was originally located at 900 S. Rodney Parham Road. The state Medical Marijuana Commission does not approve name changes, but dispensaries are required to notify the commission of the changes. The commission approved a change of ownership for the dispensary last month when Louisiana shipbuilder and major Republican donor Boysie Bollinger took a 25.51% stake in the business. Berner, whose name is Gilbert Anthony Milam, Jr., is a rapper and cannabis entrepreneur who cofounded the company Cookies with “grow expert Jai,” according to the company website. The company produces products under a variety of brands and makes the Girl Scout Cookies strain of flower that is “one of the most sought-after cannabis strains in the world,” according to the site. Berner’s at Good Day Farm is the only dispensary in the state to sell Berner’s Cookies brand, Good Day Farm spokeswoman Lucy Whiteside said. In other business, the commission was also notified of a name change for the ReLeaf Center in Bentonville, which will now be known as the ReLeaf Center Dispensary and Farm. The commission unanimously approved ownership changes for Purspirit Cannabis Co. in Fayetteville and Red River Remedy in Texarkana. At Purspirit, John D. McKee’s 1% interest in the business was sold to the existing owners. The Lynn M. Parker 2020 Investment Trust owns 33.3334%, Tommie Michelle McKee owns 33.333% and the Ray Osment 2020 Investment Trust owns 33.333%. Before the sale, Tommie McKee owned 32.333%. Red River Remedy was sold to TXADC LLC, which is completely owned by Jennifer Cate of Pulaski County, according to records. The previous owners were Daxico LLC, Carol Moore, Nicholas Covington, Demaris Hart and George Mills. In the litigation update, commissioners learned that a lawsuit filed by Osage Creek Cultivation has been appealed to the state Supreme Court. The lawsuit challenged the commission’s awarding of three additional cultivation permits. The suit was dismissed in circuit court Feb. 23. A lawsuit filed by Absolute Essence challenging the awarding of dispensary permits based on illegal and discriminatory practices is ongoing and a temporary restraining order remains in place. The restraining order prevents the commission from changing its rules and awarding the final two dispensary licenses.