West Little Rock Joins 'Hempire' With Berner Dispensary – Arkansas Business Online

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Berner stood under his name in robin-egg blue at a newly branded Little Rock medical cannabis dispensary April 15, his crisp, pressed shirt giving the impression of a relaxed corporate retailer, not the streetwise San Francisco hip-hop and weed mogul he has been for 15 years.

Still, Berner was a walking advertisement for his brand, Cookies, a big-name marijuana strain and the brand Berner gave to his Haight Street clothing and lifestyle store.

“Cookies” is tattooed in cursive on the bottom edge of his right hand, and when Berner isn’t wearing a gold-plated marijuana leaf around his neck, he’s typically sporting a trademark curliequed “C” encrusted with gems. A smaller Cookies pendant in solid gold is available online for $5,999.

“We’re bringing a taste of California to Arkansas,” said Berner, born Gilbert Anthony Milam Jr., who was the main attraction as hundreds crowded a grand opening at Berner’s by Good Day Farm in west Little Rock. “It’s a real milestone to be operating in the South. I never thought I would see it happen.”

Of course Chenal is a growing area of Little Rock, not a suburb as described in a

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