Red River Remedy, a medical marijuana dispensary in Texarkana, Arkansas, officially opens today.
A soft opening has been held over the last couple of days.
“The overall feedback from patients in Arkansas has been wonderful. They are ecstatic there is access to medical marijuana,” said Anders Peterson, the manager and co-owner of the dispensary. ” We couldn’t have asked for any more. We are excited to give patients access.”
Red River Remedy is in the former Electric Cowboy club at 4423 E. Broad St.
Peterson said as long as a person is a valid Arkansas medical marijuana patient, they can purchase from Red River Remedy, regardless of where they live.
Each Arkansas medical marijuana patient has a limit of 2.5 ounces to purchase every 14 days.
“We track that very closely to make sure we are staying in compliance and we notify the customer when their card expires and how much is left in their 14-day allotment,” said Peterson.
Red River Remedy also has a needs-based program, known as a Compassionate Care Program, which allows medical marijuana patients who are veterans, terminally ill, disabled or fall below a certain poverty line to have a reduction in prices on a case-by-case basis. Proof and documentation are required.
“It is not a deal, discount or promotion,” Peterson said.
“We are looking to gauge the volume and we are not sure of the demand in Texarkana yet, and if we need to hire more, we will,” said Peterson, who grew up in California and has a cellular molecular degree and describes himself as an entrepreneur who has operational experience. Peterson said he has started a number of companies in California.
“My goal in coming here is to share my knowledge with the community how medical marijuana can be used to help them,” he