Jefferson County pharmacy has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a new medical marijuana dispensary over its name.

The owner of Doctor’s Orders Pharmacy, with locations in White Hall and Pine Bluff, sent a letter through his lawyer to Doctor’s Orders RX in Hot Springs, requesting they no longer use the name. Pharmacy owner Lelan Stice says he holds a trademark for the Doctor’s Orders name.

“We’ve consulted our attorney, and we are going through the process to see what we need to do to protect our name and our reputation,” Stice said. “We are doing what we can do to get them to cease using the name for the business. We have no relationship with that business at all. We have been Doctor’s Orders Pharmacy since 2009.”

Stice said that his pharmacies have gotten many phones calls, and the Doctor’s Orders Pharmacy Facebook page has received numerous negative reviews due to alleged bad business methods at the dispensary.

No lawsuit has been filed at this time.