The state of Arkansas will sell medical marijuana for the first time in 96 years on Saturday.

Doctor’s Orders RX in Hot Springs was cleared by the ABC earlier this month and will open on Saturday, May 11th.

The owner of Doctor’s Orders RX, Don Sears, stated, “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.”

Doctor’s Orders RX will be open between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and patients will be served on a first-come, first-served basis; product availability is limited.

Sears added, “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.”

Green Springs Medical in Hot Springs was given final approval from Arkansas’ Alcoholic Beverage Control Friday, May 10th and plans to open on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10 a.m.

A total of 11,739 patient cards had been issued as of May 10, 2019 in the state. By law, Arkansas patients can only buy 2.5 ounces of marijuana every 14 days.

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