Arkansas Medical Marijuana Dispensary Won’t Get Back Its Revoked License, Judge Orders – Marijuana Moment

“The evidence provided to the court is that the appellant has willfully committed violations and has continued to do so despite sanctions.”

By Tess Vrbin, Arkansas Advocate

A Hot Springs medical marijuana dispensary must sell or dispose of its products by July 11 after a judge denied the owner’s request to block the revocation of his license Thursday.

The board of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Division voted June 12 to uphold Director Christy Bjornson’s May 2 decision to revoke Green Springs Medical Marijuana Dispensary’s license in light of several violations of the rules for medical marijuana handling and sales.

Green Springs is the first and only dispensary to have its license revoked since the state’s medical marijuana industry launched in 2019.

Owner Dragan Vicentic appealed the board’s decision, and Circuit Court Judge Kara Petro on Thursday denied his request for a stay on the decision.

Between May 2 and the June 12 ABC board hearing, Green Springs sold 203.28 grams of medical marijuana products that had expired a year after their quality assurance testing dates, according to Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration documents presented at Wednesday’s hearing. Medical marijuana products lose potency after their expiration date, and

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