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Revocation of medicinal marijuana dispensary license upheld by an Arkansas board



Little Rock, Arkansas – The Green Springs Medical Dispensary’s license was revoked in May, and the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board has voted to sustain that decision.

Since the program’s launch in 2019, this was the first time an Arkansas medical marijuana dispensary’s license had been canceled.

Dragan Vicentic, the dispensary’s proprietor, attended the meeting with the intention of appealing the decision to revoke the company license.

The board claims that a lengthy number of violations led to the license being canceled, including the dispensary’s failure to maintain inventory records, missing items, sales of expired inventory, and improper labeling of prescription drugs.

Over 1,800 expired items were sold by Green Springs Medical Dispensary in total, and their sale was uncovered in October 2023 when an undercover ABC agent made a purchase of them.
In addition, the board claims that the plant operator disregarded ABC regulations and that the “processing was unsanitary with litter and dirty utensils”.

Regarding the ruling, Vicentic has lodged a complaint with the Garland County Circuit Court. He is asking the court to overturn and dismiss the ABC order, as well as to first halt the decision.

In his complaint, he states, “There will be over 26,000 patients who have seen Green Springs Medical, LLC for their marijuana products, prescriptions, and needs that will be unable to fulfill those prescriptions. These folks would suffer greatly as a result of the renovations because Hot Springs, Arkansas is so far from the other dispensaries.”

Additionally, he claims that the majority of the accusations are technical in nature, pertaining to inventories, and may have been caused by computer problems or errors and that there was insufficient proof to support the revocation of a license.




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