Our company, CSK hotels, a family business based in Fort Smith with roots in our community since 1980, will apply for cultivation facility and dispensary licenses in the River Valley with help from American Cannabis Company, an industry leader in safe and efficient cannabis cultivation and processing – our venture is River Valley Relief. One of our main motivators for becoming involved continues to be our family’s first-hand experience with the devastating effects of opiate addiction, and we intend to help turn the tide of abuse in our state.
Our commitment to work with patients and physicians:
No-Cost and Low-Cost Medicine for Patients In Need
River Valley Relief recognizes that there is a link between poverty and debilitating ailments and, although effective and safe, medical marijuana can be an expensive treatment option for patients as it is not covered by insurance. We recognize the burden this places on Arkansans, and we are committed to assisting those with a financial hardship. As many areas in our state have higher than average rates of poverty, aiding patients in need is especially important to us, and we are committed to providing safe access to quality medical marijuana for all patients through a Patient Hardship Financial Assistance Program, which will include no-cost and low-cost medical marijuana for patients who demonstrate need.
Patient and Physician Education
We will engage in a series of programs dedicated to educating patients and physicians about the medical benefits of and science behind marijuana.
To facilitate this educational programming, we plan to develop and implement a Continuing Medical Education (“CME”) series in affiliation with leading academic medical centers and hospitals in Arkansas. These events are designed and intended to draw a large audience of physicians, patients, and other medical professionals by offering marijuana-focused medical education from credible individuals and institutions. River Valley Relief will curate the educational component, secure nationally renowned experts and researchers in the field of medical marijuana as speakers, and support other general awareness efforts. This program will be developed to ensure professionals that focus on specific qualifying conditions, such as cancer, are able to understand the health and socioeconomic benefits that accompany legalizing medical cannabis.
Moreover, Arkansas is at a critical point in time regarding opioid abuse. Recent studies show medical marijuana providing a lot of hope on this topic, with observational studies finding correlations between states legalizing medical marijuana and a drop in painkiller prescriptions, opioid use, and deaths from opioid overdose. Our team is dedicated to educating the public about the nation’s epidemic of opioid overdoses and the benefits medical marijuana can provide, including working directly with local substance abuse service providers to advance dialogue and collaborate on harm reduction initiatives.
We will develop academic partnerships with Arkansas colleges and universities to function as part of our research and education efforts with an overarching goal of improving community understanding and validating the success of the regulated medical marijuana programs in which we operate. We will assist both financially and materially in Arkansas-based research into medical cannabis. We will also seek out guest lecture opportunities at these schools and implement an internship program offering Horticultural / Plant Science / Chemistry / Biology Majors an opportunity to gain unique industry experience that directly aligns with traditional program curriculum.
In summary, River Valley Relief aims to do well while doing good in our state and our community through medical cannabis assistance programs for those in need, patient and physician education, and research assistance.
Hi my name is Dana,im very much in need of the program I can afford my persripstions.in I need them I take them for alot of reasons.
Dana, thanks for writing us. Just wanting to make sure that you’re talking about the affordability of medical cannabis. Thanks!
I love your mission statement I lost four years of my life to opiates and almost lost my whole family Cannabis Helped turn my life around thank you for doing what you’re doing keep up the fight
Hello welcome to the State.
In my opinion to keep costs low for patients like myself you have to keep the price per pound low in selling to the despenseries correct ? At the moment we have 80,000 patients to 38 despenseries to now it seems 6 cultivation sites and this is what’s pushing the highest cost onto the patients which is what’s upside down with this program without an abundant amount of product higher prices abound 16 a gram is ludicrous with quality suffering for 36 months now the quality has diminished profusely and prices have started to plument while patients who need top quality bud to keep opiates at a low end look at other states the strains being sold are different than Ar even the despenseries that have branched off to other states aren’t selling the same strains that they sell in Ar and yhr bud here isn’t fresh as it was in the beginning .The buds quality has suffered because its about money more than helping patients a great crop of potent bud takes time you can’t push it that’s hey we need equal or close to half growers than sellers so quality and potency doesn’t suffer I’d give more per gram if its top notch quality but we’re not even close to other states around us because of greed I pray you prove me wrong in the distant future .
Sincerely, a chronic pain patient,
praying the cost and lack of potentcy doesn’t put me back to taking more opiates to ease my pain, good day .
Mr. Hogan, thank you very much for getting in touch with us, and thanks for sharing your thoughts on the current state of medical cannabis pricing and quality in Arkansas. I’m sorry to hear that you suffer from chronic pain, my mom also suffered from excruciating constant pain, and we agree that opiates are not a good long-term remedy. Our team at River Valley Relief is committed to delivering high quality and affordable cannabis for Arkansas patients, and we will do our level best to strive for those goals each and every day at work. I take a lot of pride in the fact that our team members are here for the right reason, helping patients, and I’d love to introduce you to them if you have the chance. We hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas, and we hope to see you in the new year.
My name is Robert English and I’m on s.s. and have a hard time making ends meet I would to get on the compassion care program.
I’m on social security and have a hard time making ends meet I would love to get on the compassion care program.
Robert, thanks for getting in touch, and we’ll have more info to share with you soon about our compassionate care program. We hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas.