by Therin Miller | September 8, 2022
In the month of August, medical marijuana users spent $23.27 million at Arkansas' 38 dispensaries.
According to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, sales totaled 4,245 pounds of merchandise last month. With 423 pounds sold, the Natural Relief Dispensary in Sherwood had the most significant deals for the month. At 281 pounds, the Releaf Center in Bentonville came in second.
"August was the most active month for pounds sold in 2022, with patients purchasing almost 4,245 pounds of medicinal marijuana," stated Scott Hardin, a representative for the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
"Patients have spent $181 million to purchase 32,027 pounds since January 1, 2022," Hardin stated. "With $2.7 million in state tax income earned from medicinal marijuana in August, the business has collected a total of $78.68 million since its inception in mid-2019."
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there are 89,983 current patient cards in the state. On September 8, at 4:30 p.m., the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission will meet.