Arkansas Cannabis Lineup Set: Last 3 Dispensaries Pay Fees

by Kyle Massey  on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 10:31 am   4 min read

The starting lineup for Arkansas’ medical marijuana cultivation and dispensing industry is now set, pending complaint investigations, according to the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, which oversees enforcement of the new system.

A list of the 32 dispensary companies and their ownerships, as well as the licensed cultivation companies, appears below.

“Late [Monday] afternoon, the last of the 32 dispensaries paid the $15,000 licensing fee and posted the $100,000 performance bond,” spokesman Scott Hardin said in an email to Arkansas Business. “With this complete, our focus now moves to the Feb. 13 meeting [of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission] at which the commission will review draft rules surrounding the transport of medical marijuana.

“Additionally, ABC’s Enforcement Division continues to investigate protest letters.”

ABC Director Doralee Chandler will release decisions as investigations are completed, Hardin said.

Arkansas’ medical cannabis industry, which voters approved by constitutional amendment in November 2016, is finally becoming a market, with a cultivation site in Cotton Plant (Woodruff County) growing some 1,600 plants already. (See story, Page 8.) Product is expected to be available at some dispensary sites in April, state officials say.

Zone 1

► Acanza Health Group LLC, Fayetteville

Owners:

  • Chief Operating Officer Randi Brazer, 39.81 percent
  • Chief Medical Officer Joseph Jansen, 18.81 percent
  • Janinne Riggs, 17.19 percent
  • Jancey Hutcherson, 15 percent
  • Richard Hutson, 4 percent
  • Darlene Hampton, 3 percent
  • Grady Harvell, 2 percent
  • CEO Matthew Jansen, 0.19 percent.

Kimberlin Meador is CFO, and Emily Cohen is chief regulatory officer.


► Arkansas Medicinal Source Patient Center

Owners:

  • Jeff Starling, 28.5 percent
  • CEO Mike Tullis, 25 percent
  • Aaron Crawley, 12.5 percent
  • Mitchell Massey, 12.5 percent
  • General Counsel Erik Danielson, 10 percent
  • Conor Filter, 5 percent
  • Robert McLarty, 5 percent
  • David Starling, 1.5 percent

Nicole Hart is COO, and Ashley Russell is CFO.


► The Releaf Center, Bentonville

Owners:

  • Roger Song, 60 percent
  • Kevin Frazier, 20 percent
  • Matt Shansky, 10 percent
  • Laura Frazier, 10 percent

► Valentine Holdings LLC, dba Northwest Arkansas Medical Cannabis, Bentonville

Owners:

  • Ray Osment, 33.3 percent
  • Lynn Parker, 32.3 percent
  • T. Michelle McKee, 32.3 percent
  • Donald L. Parker II, 1 percent
  • John McKee, 1 percent

Zone 2

► Arkansas Natural Products, Clinton

Owners:

  • Louis Wig, 51 percent
  • Ezechiel Nehus, 24.5 percent
  • Stephen Shrum, 24.5 percent

► Big Fish of North Central Arkansas, Heber Springs

Owners:

  • Dr. Regina Thurmon, 55 percent
  • Joshua Landers, 25 percent
  • Marshall Wright, 19 percent
  • Eddie Garcia, 1 percent

► Fiddler’s Green, Stone County

Owners:

  • Managing Member Lisa Murphy, 59 percent
  • Member Thomas Asewiez, 25 percent
  • Managing Member Kent Thomas, 11 percent
  • James Booth, 2.5 percent
  • Amanda Woods, 2.5 percent

► Plant Family Therapeutics, Mountain Home

Owners:

  • CFO James Compton, 40 percent
  • CEO Clint Mickle, 30 percent
  • Linda McAnally, 15 percent
  • Keith Schluterman, 5 percent
  • Adam Schluterman, 5 percent
  • Jeff McAnally, 5 percent

Zone 3

► Comprehensive Care Group, West Memphis

Owners:

  • Dr. Garry Glasco, 50 percent
  • Donald Jay Marshall, 40 percent
  • Valecia Ootsey-Walker, 10 percent

► Delta Cannabis Co., West Memphis

Owners:

  • Doug Falls, 32.5 percent
  • Amy Fulkerson, 32.5 percent
  • Larry Johnson, 15 percent
  • Criss Lacewell, 10 percent
  • Penelope Stanley, 10 percent

► NEA Full Spectrum, Rector

Owners:

  • June Williams/Williams & Son Nursery, 22.5 percent
  • President Gerald S. Sale, 11.25 percent
  • Secretary/Treasurer Anthony P. Horner, 11.25 percent
  • Teresa Gail Sale, 11.25 percent
  • Vicki Laree Benjamin, 11.25 percent
  • Jim Todd Watson, 11.25 percent
  • Elizabeth Ann Watson, 11.25 percent
  • Joshua Ryan Egle, 10 percent

► THC Rx Inc., West Memphis

Owner:

  • Todd Sears

Zone 4

► 420RX, Russellville

Owner:

  • Adam Harrison

► Johnson County Dispensary, Johnson County

Owners:

  • Lee Hatcher, 60 percent
  • Billy Tranum, 25 percent
  • Ben Butler, 15 percent

► JPS Management LLC, dba as Fort Cannabis Co., Fort Smith

Owners:

  • Sheri L. Neely, 51 percent
  • Jeffrey Paul Scholtes, 49 percent

► River Valley Dispensary, Yell County

Owners:

  • Jennifer Paige Fisher, 51 percent
  • Richard Scott Pace, 40 percent
  • Rick Angel, 4 percent
  • Ron Smith, 4 percent
  • Bryan Fisher, 1 percent

Zone 5

► Grassroots OpCo, Ward

Owners:

  • Lindsey Lovett Estes, 70.2 percent
  • Lesley Claire Darnal, 20.1 percent
  • CEO Steven Weisman, 4.075 percent
  • PCCW Investment LLC (owned by COO Mitchell Kahn and CFO Matthew Darin), 4.075 percent
  • GB Portfolio Investments LLC (owned by Marc Gordon and David Brown), 1.5 percent
  • Dr. Horace Greer, 0.05 percent

► Natural Relief Dispensary, Sherwood

Owners:

  • CEO Michael Faught, 65 percent
  • COO Scott Snyder, 35 percent

► Natural State Wellness Dispensary, Little Rock

Owners:

  • Henry Wilkins V, 51 percent
  • Leo Hauser, 6 percent
  • Marvin Parks, 6 percent
  • Melissa Moody, 6 percent
  • Dustin McDaniel, 6 percent
  • Bart Calhoun, 6 percent
  • Amy Haun Hall, 6 percent
  • Ladd Scribner, 6 percent
  • David Dunn, 6 percent
  • Steve White, 0.51 percent
  • Warren Ross, 0.49 percent

► Rock City Harvest LLC, Conway

Owners:

  • Elizabeth Barnett, 41 percent
  • Mizan Rahman, 34 percent
  • Rebecca Nickerson, 20 percent
  • John Arthur Hunt, 5 percent

Zone 6

► Doctors Orders RX, Hot Springs

Owner:

  • Donald Sears

► Green Springs Medical, Hot Springs

Owners:

  • Chairman and CEO Dragan Vicentic, 60 percent
  • Vice Chairman and Security Manager Bruce Simpson, 40 percent

Keith Stafford is COO and Larry Stidman is CFO.


► Native Green Wellness Center, Hensley (Saline County)

Owners:

  • Kattie Hansen, 48 percent
  • Walter Koon, 45 percent
  • Leslie Duncan, 5 percent
  • Chris Olsen, 2 percent

► Natural State Medical Group LLC, Garland County

Owners:

  • Secretary Mary C. Caroom, 30 percent
  • Vice President Tammy Ives, 30 percent
  • President James Adametz, 15 percent
  • Zada Adametz, 15 percent
  • Julia Hart, 5 percent
  • Mel Collozo, 3 percent
  • Susan Melton, 2 percent

Zone 7

► Arkansas Patient Services Co., Warren (Bradley County)

Owners:

  • Adrian Ray, 51 percent
  • Justin B. Pickens, 49 percent

► Delta Cultivators, Helena

Owners:

  • John Mueller, 26.32 percent
  • Bart Christine, 19.65 percent
  • Ed Pat and Elizabeth Wright, 13.07 percent
  • Barry Lawrence, 13.07 percent
  • Gordon Cunningham, 7.63 percent
  • Phillip Allen, 7.61 percent
  • Lance Gray, 6.58 percent
  • Arnell Willis Sr., 3.29 percent
  • Arnell Willis Jr., 3.28 percent

► PainFree RX, Pine Bluff

Owner:

  • Mary F. Sears

► Pine Bluff Agriceuticals, Pine Bluff

Owners:

  • Teresa Ann Wilkins, 51 percent
  • Michael Eugene Wilkins, 49 percent

Zone 8

► Arkadelphia Dispensary LLC, Arkadelphia

Owners:

  • DeWayne Goldman, 51 percent
  • Percy Malone, 24.5 percent
  • Mark McGrew, 24.5 percent

► Bloom Medicinals of AR LLC, Texarkana

Owners:

  • Chief Compliance Officer Sharon Vire, 60 percent
  • Chief Strategy Officer Steven Sandler, 20 percent
  • CEO Nicole Van Rensburg, 10 percent
  • COO William Hollander, 10 percent

► Noah’s Ark LLC, El Dorado

Owners:

  • Katie Crimmins, 82 percent,
  • Marla Dorf, 18 percent

► RX Med, Prescott

Owners:

  • Carol Moore, 35 percent
  • Jeff Hunter, 19 percent
  • Jan Hunter, 19 percent
  • Nicholas Covington, 15 percent
  • Demaris Hart, 5 percent
  • George Mills, 5 percent
  • Anders Peterson, 2 percent

The state’s five approved cultivation centers are Bold Team LLC of Cotton Plant; Delta Medical Cannabis Co. and Natural State Wellness Enterprises, both of Newport; Natural State Medicinals Cultivation of Jefferson County; and Osage Creek Cultivation of Carroll County.

 

 

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