Missouri marijuana dispensary raises concerns for Northwest Arkansas police – KNWA

PINEVILLE, Mo. (KNWA/KFTA) — Flora Farms is closing its Neosho location and opening a new marijuana dispensary in Pineville, Missouri, on Friday, concerning police in Northwest Arkansas.

The new location at 70 Missouri Lane is less than one mile from the Arkansas border — a state that, unlike the “Show Me State,” does not allow recreational marijuana use. As a result, some Northwest Arkansas police departments are concerned about residents crossing the border to purchase marijuana to bring back to “The Natural State.”

“The state line coincides with almost our city limits, so there is a high traffic on Highway 59 that comes through,” Captain Dana Winn of the Sulphur Springs Police Department said. “So there is a little bit of concern that we’re going to be having Arkansas residents go to Missouri and purchase marijuana.”

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