Arkansans are spending approximately $665,000 daily on medical marijuana purchases, according to a commission spokesperson.Scott Hardin, spokesperson for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, says, since the first dispensary opened in mid-2019, Arkansans have spent $242 million to obtain 36,656 pounds of medical marijuana.
Locally, residents have purchased 2,592 pounds in Zone 2. Zone 2 serves Baxter, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Stone, Van Buren and Cleburne counties.
Hardin says there are 32 dispensaries in operation throughout Arkansas, with six working toward opening for business (38 dispensaries have been licensed).
The Arkansas Department of Health reports 66,638 active patient cards.
Below is the full report of total medical marijuana sales through Tuesday.
Since Suite 443 (Hot Springs) opened May 10, 2019, the company has sold 2,345.49 pounds.
Since Green Springs Medical (Hot Springs) opened May 12, 2019, the company has sold 3,622.93 pounds.
Since Arkansas Natural Products (Clinton) opened June 20, 2019, the company has sold 707.69 pounds.
Since Greenlight Dispensary (Helena) opened June 27, 2019, the company has sold 538.62 pounds.
Since Hensley Wellness Center (Hensley) opened July 2, 2019, the company has sold 1,862.70 pounds.
Since Fiddler’s Green (Mountain View) opened July 11,