LITTLE ROCK, Ark — The first medical marijuana facility in Little Rock is now open.
Harvest House of Cannabis, located on Rodney Parham, is an Arizona-based company that has stores in nine states.
"We've had a lot of medical patients come in," said Brooklyn Jenkins of Harvest House of Cannabis.
"They're super excited to be here. We are super excited to have them. We are just really excited to be able to serve the patients of Arkansas," Jenkins said.
However, another dispensary just down the road has also been approved by the state to open: Herbology.
We talked to an employee of Herbology, and they said they did receive the call they were approved, and they plan to open later this month.
In Central Arkansas, 3 out of 4 dispensaries are approved for operation. The last one waiting approval is Natural Relief Dispensary on East Kiehl in Sherwood.
A representative of the Medical Marijuana Commission said they have seen such success of sales in other parts of Arkansas, and he expects Little Rock to exceed those profits.
"We are seeing extremely strong sales in Hensley and Conway, which indicates to us we are going to see even stronger sales in Little Rock," said Medical Marijuana Commission's Scott Hardin.
Eighteen dispensaries are open in the state, and 15 more need to be evaluated by the Alcoholic Beverage Control.
More than $40.5 million have been spent in Arkansas on medical marijuana.