State's medical marijuana sales cross $330 million mark – ktlo.com


   

A surge in medical marijuana purchases has pushed Arkansas’ medical marijuana market to more than $330 million in overall sales, including at three dispanseries in north central Arkansas.

Figures released by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission indicate that since the state’s first dispensary opened in mid-2019, Arkansans have spent $330.4 million to purchase 48,914 pounds of medical marijuana. Total sales are expected to pass 50,000 pounds later this month.

In May, Arkansans spent $26.9 million to purchase 3,628 pounds of cannabis. That is an increase of $8.4 million in sales compared to April, which saw Arkansans spend $18.5 million to purchase 2,517 pounds.

Locally, Plant Family Therapeutics in Mountain Home has sold 2,672.8 pounds since opening in February of last year. Fiddler’s Green in Mountain View has sold 2,553.49 pounds since opening in July, 2019. Spring River Dispensary opened in January of this year and has sold 253.55 pounds.

Bentonville’s The Releaf Center is the first dispensary in the state to reach 5,000 pounds in sales. Since opening in August 2019, The Releaf Center has sold more than 5,249 pounds of medical marijuana to patients.

There are currently 33 dispensaries in

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