Eureka Springs will get its first medical marijuana dispensary after state regulators signed off Thursday on allowing a Fayetteville dispensary to move its business to the artsy Ozark resort town.
The state Medical Marijuana Commission unanimously approved the change of location request by Osage Creek Dispensary, which is located at 3970 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Fayetteville.
The dispensary will be located at 101 E. Van Buren Road in Eureka Springs.
Osage Creek promotes itself on its website as “Northwest Arkansas’ largest medical dispensary,” but the large retail space won’t go empty for long. After approving Osage Creek’s move to Eureka Springs, commissioners approved a change of location request for Purspirit Cannabis Company to the space being vacated by Osage Creek.
Doralee Chandler, director of the state Alcohol Beverage Control Administration, said Purspirit’s move was driven by a “desire to expand” and that the Osage Creek space offered room for such an expansion.
Osage Creek and Purspirit are located half a mile apart in Fayetteville.
Osage Creek is completely owned by Jay Trulove, who also owns a 5% stake in Osage Creek Cultivation in Berryville, about 13 miles east of Eureka Springs. The remainder of Osage Creek Cultivation is owned by