Prescott’s loss is Texarkana’s get.
Effectively, at least that is how some persons in the neighborhood appear at it.
A organization named RX Med Inc. was awarded a healthcare marijuana dispensary license by the state Health-related Marijuana Commission for a shop to be positioned in Prescott, our neighbor some 45 minutes down Interstate 30.
But final week the commission authorized moving the dispensary place to Texarkana.
The dispensary will be positioned in the old Electric Cowboy nightspot on U.S. Highway 67. Quite a few will recall it as the Pines Nation Club prior to that.
The place appears suitable. 1 wag on Facebook noted that in days previous 1 could uncover a connection for weed at the club, so not a lot will transform.
An RX Med Inc. spokesman stated the owner of the original Prescott home raised the value. And that mainly because of restrictions on exactly where the dispensary could find, no appropriate alternate home could be located there. So they shifted to Texarkana.
Prescott officials are a bit place out with this and really feel like their city has been the victim of a “bait-and-switch” scheme. The move represents a loss of a handful of jobs they say are a lot more impactful in a smaller town like theirs as opposed to a bigger city like ours.
We need to add Texarkana provides a a lot bigger patient base than Prescott. We have to wonder if that played a function in the move.
We sympathize with the great people in Prescott. But competitors is competitors. We have been opposed to healthcare marijuana and nonetheless are. And we comprehend that some of our readers are not all that thrilled with the new law and would rather not see a dispensary positioned right here. But the stuff is legal now. In our view Texarkana need to take complete benefit of the resulting licensing and tax income possibilities.