Almost 50,000 pounds of medical marijuana have been sold in Arkansas since the state’s first legal sale of the federally illicit drug in May 2019, the state revenue agency said Tuesday.
“Since the first dispensary opened in mid-2019, Arkansans have spent $330.4 million to obtain 48,914 pounds of medical marijuana,” the Department of Finance and Administration said in the sales report it released Tuesday. “We anticipate sales will surpass 50,000 pounds within the next week.”
The Arkansas Department of Health said there were 77,029 active patient cards as of Saturday. Those patients spent $27 million at the 33 dispensaries that were operating during the 32-day reporting that ended Thursday.
Suite 443, one of Garland County’s two licensed dispensaries, ranked third in sales, reporting 250.11 pounds sold during the 32-day period. The Malvern Avenue location ranked third for the fourth-straight reporting period and in the top five for the ninth-straight reporting period. The 293.15 pounds in sales Natural Relief in Sherwood reported ranked second.
Green Springs Medical, the only licensed dispensary in the city of Hot Springs, ranked ninth, reporting 172.36 pounds sold during the 32-day period. It ranked eighth during the 21-day period that ended May 2. The Seneca Street