2 violations upheld for Hot Springs medical pot dispensary


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – State regulators have dismissed one violation and sustained two others against a medical marijuana dispensary in Hot Springs.The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted Wednesday to sustain two violations against Green Springs Medical dispensary. The Hot Springs dispensary is the state’s most successful since opening May 1, selling more than 1400 pounds (635 kilograms) of medical marijuana as of Feb. 14, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

The next closest dispensary, the Releaf Center in Bentonville, sold just more than 670 pounds (303 kilograms) in the same time period.

Green Springs Medical had been charged with a series of rule violations, including inadequate labeling and improper signs. The board also decided Wednesday to reduce the facility’s fine from $7,025 to $1,000, noting that the dispensary’s owner has been cooperative with investigators and put in an effort to comply with regulations.

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