Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas top $21 million in February

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Data from the Department of Finance and Administration shows medical marijuana sales topped $21 million in Arkansas last month.

According to the DFA, patients in Arkansas spent $21.1 million in February to obtain 3,658 pounds of medical marijuana.

DFA officials reported that sales for the first two months of 2022 totaled $41.69 million and 7,389 pounds.

DFA officials also noted that a new licensed medical marijuana dispensary opened on March 7, making it the 38th dispensary in the state.

Of the 38 dispensaries, DFA officials reported that the Natural Relief Dispensary in Sherwood had the largest sales month with 372 books, while the Releaf Center in Bentonville followed with 299 books.

Overall, patients have purchased around 80,000 books since the first dispensary opened in May 2019.

In February, DFA officials said the state tax was $2.33 million, down from $2.84 million in January. Overall, the state has raised $62.52 million from the medical marijuana industry since mid-2019.

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