Update: First medical marijuana patients in Arkansas served

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. —  Doors have officially opened at Doctor’s Orders in Hot Springs.

Dozens of people have processed through, and made purchases.

Many have traveled from across the state.

Original Story:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP/ Fox16) — A second medical marijuana dispensary has been approved to begin sales in Arkansas and is expected to open next week.

The state Department of Finance and Administration on Friday said it authorized Green Springs Medical in Hot Springs to open after it passed an inspection. The company says on its Facebook page that it plans to open on Monday.

The department earlier this month formally signed off on its first dispensary, Doctor’s Orders RX in Hot Springs. The two dispensaries are among 32 that the state has licensed to sell medical marijuana.

The state has also licensed five cultivation facilities to grow the product for dispensaries.

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

Note from Fox16:

Don Sears with Doctor’s Orders RX of Hot Springs released the following statement:

Doctor’s Orders RX has successfully resolved all software problems. As a result, we were able to sell medical marijuana to an Arkansan with a physician-issued medical marijuana card. 

The facility will be open ‪tomorrow between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Patients will be served on a‬ first-come, first served basis; product availability is limited. We expect long lines and apologize for any inconvenience.  However, at this time, processing schedules are unpredictable and out of our control. But we are thrilled to, finally, be able to provide Arkansans with the prescriptions they have waited more than two years to fill.

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