VANCOUVER, BC, April 6, 2021 /CNW/ – Body and Mind Inc. (CSE: BAMM) (OTCQB: BMMJ) (the “Company” or “BaM”), a multi-state operator, is pleased to provide an update on cultivation operations commencing in Arkansas.
BaM and Comprehensive Care Group, LLC have commenced cultivation operations in West Memphis, Arkansas near the border with Tennessee. The Body and Mind branded dispensary was the 22nd dispensary to open in the state out of a total of up to 40 licensed dispensaries approved in Arkansas. The cultivation facility was built out in 2020 and has recently received all approvals required to commence cultivation. In 2020 the Body and Mind branded Arkansas dispensary was awarded Best Dispensary in Arkansas by Ark420.com.
Arkansas is a limited license medical state with a population of over three million (2019 US Census). The state has currently approved 38 dispensaries with a total of 32 dispensaries currently open and six anticipated to open in 2021. In 2020 a ballot initiative was launched to qualify adult use-use measures, however, the campaign fell short on signatures stemming from challenges around the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have been planning cultivation operations with licensee Comprehensive Care Group since building out the facility in West Memphis last year, and