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Dispensary sales top $23 million in August, cards up more than 5,000

Dispensary sales top $23 million in August, cards up more than 5,000

Medical marijuana patients in Arkansas spent more than $23 million last month to obtain 4.245 pounds of product at the state’s dispensaries. The state Department of Health reported an increase of 5,511 active patient cards.

Medical marijuana sales surpass $23 million in July, $1 million more than June sales

Medical marijuana sales surpass $23 million in July, $1 million more than June sales

Medical marijuana patients in Arkansas spent more than $23 million at the state’s 38 dispensaries last month. That’s an increase of more than $1 million over the $22 million patients spent in June.

Behind the cards: Women, young adults hold the most medical marijuana cards

Behind the cards: Women, young adults hold the most medical marijuana cards

Women hold more medical marijuana cards than men and young adults are the largest age group for cardholders, according to data from the Arkansas Department of Health.

Medical marijuana sales top $22 million in June

Medical marijuana sales top $22 million in June

Medical marijuana patients in Arkansas spent more than $22 million at the state’s 38 dispensaries in June.

Behind the cards: Whites account for 83.4% of cards, Blacks and Hispanics underrepresented

Behind the cards: Whites account for 83.4% of cards, Blacks and Hispanics underrepresented

More than 8 in 10 of the state’s medical marijuana cards have been issued to whites, while whites make up only about 70.2% of the population, according to the 2020 census. Blacks and Hispanics are underrepresented among cardholders with Blacks holding 8.54% of the cards and Hispanics holding 2.13% of the cards.

Medical marijuana tax collections top $32 million, up 7%

Medical marijuana tax collections top $32 million, up 7%

The state medical marijuana industry generated more than $32 million in tax revenue during the last fiscal year, which is a 7% increase over the previous fiscal year. The taxes support the state agencies that regulate the industry and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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