Arkansas approves 32 medical marijuana dispensaries in state


ARKANSAS — In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission approved the selection of 32 companies out of nearly 200 applicants to be licensed to sell medical marijuana in the state.

“I’m hoping the medical marijuana does help with the pain and being able to sleep,” said one woman hoping to take advantage of the new law. “That’s the only reason I want it.”

The woman, a patient at Arkansas Progressive Medicine in Jonesboro traveled to the state to meet with the clinic owner Dane Flippin. Flippin’s practice is devoted solely to medical marijuana.

“I have been prescribed pains pills but with opioid addiction, that’s something that I didn’t want,” the patient said.