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Medical marijuana product sales up 1.1% in April

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Little Rock, Arkansas – In April, medical marijuana patients spent $24 million at the state’s 38 dispensaries to obtain 4,213 pounds, up from the 4,166 pounds sold in March.

Two of the top five dispensaries for the amount of product sold are settled in Hot Springs.

According to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, sales for the first four months of 2022 total $89.8 million, and 15,678 pounds.

“The amount of product sold increased slightly from March to April,” said DFA spokesman Scott Hardin. “On average, patients in Arkansas are spending $22.45 million each month across the state’s 38 dispensaries to purchase approximately 3,919 pounds. State tax collection on medical marijuana also increased in April with $2.98 million in total ($2.46 million collected in March).”

The state also collects a cultivator privilege tax, which means tax revenue is not always tied to how much product is bought by consumers at dispensaries and the price for the product sold to dispensary customers.

Up from 81,901 noted in the March report on medical marijuana sales, the Arkansas Department of Health reports 82,151 active patient cards.

 

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