New medical marijuana dispensary opens in Craighead County

Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 7:04 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - There’s a new “crop” growing in Jonesboro.

CROP, formally known as MissCo Cannabis Dispensary, finally opened its doors Monday at its new location, 2929 S. Caraway Rd.

The owners spent months making sure their move from Osceola to Jonesboro met the state’s Medical Marijuana Commission requirements before they set an opening date.

“But just really really hopeful that we can that we can help people and serve the community of multiple communities that are around here obviously all the smaller communities,” said Chase Gist, the dispensary’s general manager.

Casey Castleberry, a Batesville attorney who represented the dispensary in its request to move, said the move will better serve patients.

“Jonesboro is kind of the medical hub of Northeast Arkansas,” he said. “We thought we could better serve the majority of patients if we were here.”

Although they have moved out of Mississippi County, the owners say they will still be able to serve patients there.

“We feel a little bit of loyalty there because that’s where we got our first approval,” said Gist. “We certainly didn’t want to leave them feeling like now they had to drive, you know, a long way to come to.”

To help their loyal customers, the dispensary will provide free delivery.

CROP is now the 5th dispensary in Zone 3 which is the limit, according to the Medical Marijuana Commission.

There was a soft opening on Monday, Sept. 20, for employees to get familiar with serving patients. The dispensary officially opens to the public on Tuesday.

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