On Monday, two northwest Arkansas medical marijuana dispensaries will be inspected by the state.Agents from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) division will be inspecting the ReLeaf Center and Medicinal Source Patient Center.Both medical marijuana dispensaries are in Bentonville.Inspections are expected to take a few hours, and will include a check of the facilities surveillance and security systems.The Medical Marijuana Commission said this is to make sure every square foot of the dispensary is being monitored and guarded at all times.Agents will also ensure both dispensaries have a tracking system that is linked to the state, so sales and product can be monitored in real time.“We’ll take those results and immediately take them back to Little Rock. Those will be reviewed by ABC leadership. As soon as we see that and make sure everything is in place, we say you are free to open. At that point it’s up to both dispensaries,” said Scott Hardin, a spokesperson for the Medical Marijuana Commission.If approved, these medical marijuana dispensaries would be the first to open in northwest Arkansas, and could open by the middle of the week.State approval could be issued as early as Tuesday.From there, it’s up to dispensary owners to decide when they want to officially open up their doors.Hardin said after state approval is granted, typically there’s just one thing preventing dispensaries from opening.“The dispensary can’t have product delivered until they’re approved by ABC and they pass that inspection. So that’s going to add about a day to it,” Hardin said.Currently, there are six medical marijuana dispensaries open in the state, and sales have been strong.More than $3.5 million in product has been sold in Arkansas since May.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. —
On Monday, two northwest Arkansas medical marijuana dispensaries will be inspected by the state.
Agents from the Arkansas Alcoholic