El Dorado marijuana dispensary almost ready to open – Magnoliareporter


Grow America Builders has announced the completion of a cannabis dispensary in El Dorado.

The 4,500-square-foot dispensary has passed its final inspection and is expected to open soon.

The project presented some unique challenges. said David Fettner, managing partner at Grow America Builders, LLC.

“A week after we broke ground, COVID-19 entered the equation. Then, just as we were hitting our stride, navigating through the pandemic, Hurricane Laura made landfall and created a new set of challenges. But we got through it all and we and the client are proud of how the dispensary turned out. Now comes the important part; helping patients and the local community access medical cannabis in a legal and responsible way.”

The Zen Leaf cannabis dispensary is owned by Noah’s Ark LLC and will be the third dispensary to open in Arkansas’ Zone 8, which encompasses Union, Pike, Howard, Server, Clark, Little River, Miller, Lafayette, Columbia, Calhoun, Ouachita, Dallas, Nevada and Hempstead counties. The dispensary built by Grow America Builders will provide medical marijuana access to El Dorado and the surrounding areas.

Those in need of a medical marijuana dispensary have had to travel roughly 80 miles to the nearest dispensary. Arkansas law provides for 20 licenses per zone, so more construction is anticipated.

Arkansas approves the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), cancer, Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis-C, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Tourette’s syndrome, severe arthritis and ulcerative colitis.

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