Arkansans continue to spend almost $900,000 each day on medical marijuana purchases and recently surpassed the $300 million mark in sales, figures released by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission indicate.
Scott Hardin, spokesperson for the Commission, saysSince the first dispensary opened in mid-2019, Arkansans have spent a total of $303.5 million to purchase 45,286 pounds of medical marijuana. In April, Arkansans spent $18.5 million to purchase 2,517 pounds of cannabis.
The daily average of $885,000 Arkansans are spending on medical marijuana purchases is an increase of $5,000 compared to figures reported last month.
Commission officials report 13 dispensaries have now sold at least 2,000 pounds of marijuana. There are 32 dispensaries across the state, with six more preparing to open.
The Arkansas Department of Health reports 76,553 active medical marijuana patient cards. That is an increase of 9,915 cardholders from the numbers reported last month.
Below is the full report of total medical marijuana sales through May 2.
Since Suite 443 (Hot Springs) first opened on Friday, May 10, 2019, the company sold 2,984.96 pounds.
Since Green Springs Medical (Hot Springs) first opened on Sunday, May 12, 2019, the company sold