Arkansas medical marijuana sales set to reach 30,000 pounds in December

In the 18 months since Arkansas’ first medical marijuana dispensary opened in May 2019, overall sales have surpassed 28,000 pounds. In total, Arkansans have spent $187 million to obtain 28,674 pounds of medical marijuana.

At this rate, officials with the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission anticipate sales will reach 30,000 pounds by late December.

Locally, since Plant Family Therapeutics of Mountain Home opened in February, the company has sold 1,303 pounds of medical marijuana.

In Mountain View, since Fiddler’s Green opened in July 2019, the company has sold 1,581 pounds of medical marijuana.

There are 31 dispensaries in operation, with six remaining that are working toward opening. The six include new dispensaries in Hardy, Little Rock, Fayetteville and Osceola, as well as two in Pine Bluff.

Meanwhile, the Arkansas Department of Health reports more than 60,000 Arkansans now hold medical marijuana ID cards. As of Nov. 20, records indicate 60,013 marijuana registry cards had been issued to qualified patients and caregivers.

Below is the full report of total medical marijuana sales through Tuesday:

Suite 443 (Hot Springs) opened May 10, 2019, and has sold 1,706.55 pounds of medical marijuana.

Green Springs Medical (Hot Springs) opened May 12, 2019, and has sold 3,355.70 pounds of medical marijuana.

Arkansas Natural Products (Clinton) opened June 20, 2019, and has sold…

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