KNWA News Medical marijuana dispensary approved to do business in Fayetteville


FORMALLY APPROVED TO OPEN IN FAYETTEVILLE…MARKING THE THIRD DISPENSARY TO OPEN IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. ACANZA DISPENSARY WILL BE LOCATED ON MCCONNELL AVENUE NEAR THE WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. THAT’S WHERE WE FIND KNWA’S KELLY O’NEILL….KELLY WHEN WILL MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS BE ABLE TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THE DRUG? (*KELL*)) THIS AFTERNOON THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL GAVE ACANZA THE GREEN LIGHT TO OPEN THESE DOORS….BUT PATIENTS WILL STILL HAVE TO WAIT A FEW DAYS TO GET IN. THE DISPENSARY ANNOUNCED IT WILL OPEN SATURDAY AT 10 A- M AND WILL BE OPEN ALL WEEKEND. THE A-B-C INSPECTED ACANZA LAST WEEK…BUT THERE WERE A FEW ITEMS THAT NEEDED TO BE FINALIZED BEFORE ITS FINAL APPROVAL TODAY. TOM MAYES — THE OPERATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR ACANZA — SAYS THIS WHOLE PROCESS STARTED AT THE END OF 2017…AND THE DISPENSARY BROKE GROUND IN JUNE. LAST MINUTE STAFF TRAINING IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AND THE INVENTORY PROCESS HAS STARTED. ### TOM MAYES, OPERATIONAL CONSULTANT, ACANZA “NORTHWEST ARKANSAS IS SOMEWHERE WE WANTED TO BE THEY ARE SEEING SO MUCH GROWTH AND POTENTIAL HERE SO WE WANTED TO PART OF THAT. BEING A HOME HERE IN FAYETTEVILLE IS SOMETHING WE ARE EXCITED FOR..DOWN THE STREET FROM THE UNIVERSITY AND JUST A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON IN THIS AREA OR ARKASNAS AND ITS VERY EXCITING.” THERE IS JUST ONE OTHER DISPENSARY AWAITING APPROVAL IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — THAT’S VALENTINE HOLINDS LOCATED IN FAYETTEVILLE. THE TWO OTHER DISPENSARIES — RELEAF CENTER AND THE SOURCE — OPENED IN BENTONVILLE BACK IN AUGUST. (*KELL*)) MAYES DOES WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT IN ORDER TO GET IN — YOU NEED A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD OR CAREGIVER CARD. NO ONE ELSE ALLOWED IN THE FACILITY — EVEN THE WAITING ROOM IS A LIMITED ACCESS AREA. LIVE IN FAYETTEVILLE KELLY O’NEILL KNWA NORTHWEST ARKANSAS NEWS. ### (*JENNIFE*)) A TEAM OF VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS FROM NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

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