Medical marijuana comes to Northeast Arkansas as first regional dispensary opens

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The first medical marijuana dispensary in Northeast Arkansas will open Tuesday (Dec. 10) in Brookland.

NEA Full Spectrum has been formally approved by Alcohol Beverage and Control to open for business. The dispensary was inspected by ABC agents last week with an approval letter issued by ABC Director Doralee Chandler on Dec. 6. Owners announced Tuesday, December 10 (10:00 a.m.) as the opening date.

NEA Full Spectrum will be the first dispensary to open in the region and the 12th overall throughout the state. Since the first dispensary opened in May 2019, Arkansas’ medical marijuana patients have spent a total of $23.3 million to obtain 3,433 pounds of medical marijuana.

“We look forward to opening our doors tomorrow as we begin serving and building relationships with patients,” said NEA Full Spectrum Chairman Scot Sale. “We are a company with strong roots in the area as our ownership group is from northeast Arkansas and we are also proud to have local citizens joining our team.”

NEA Full Spectrum is located at 12001 Highway 49 N in Brookland.

“We will have a full spectrum of products currently offered by Arkansas cultivators,” said NEA Full Spectrum General Manager Lance Huey. “As we join this growing sector, we do so with a commitment to learning every day what we can do to provide an unmatched experience and product to our patients.”