Medical marijuana sales surpass $120 million in Arkansas – 5newsonline.com


Total medical marijuana sales averaged more than $600,000 daily over the last three weeks.

ARKANSAS, USA — Medical marijuana has only been available for purchase in Arkansas for a little over a year, but in that time, residents of the Natural State have helped kickstart the industry. 

Since the first dispensary opened in May 2019, Arkansans have spent $122 million to obtain 19,362 pounds of medical marijuana, according to Scott Hardin, spokesperson for the Department of Finance and Administration.

Total medical marijuana sales averaged more than $600,000 daily over the last three weeks.

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Eight dispensaries have sold over 1,00 pounds. Three of those dispensaries are located in Northwest Arkansas: Releaf Center (Bentonville), The Source (Bentonville) and Acanza (Fayetteville). 

All together, 6,032.94 pounds of medical marijuana has been sold in Northwest Arkansas since Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

In Fort Smith, Fort Cannabis has sold 780.09 pounds of medical marijuana since opening in December 2019. While 420 Dispensary in Russellville has sold 383.43 pounds since opening last winter. 

Total medical marijuana sales through August 4, 2020:

Suite 443 (Hot Springs) first opened on Friday, May 10, the company sold 1,094.05 pounds of medical marijuana. Green Springs Medical (Hot Springs) first opened on Sunday, May 12, the company sold 2,999.07 pounds of medical marijuana.  Arkansas Natural Products (Clinton) first opened on Thursday, June 20, the company sold 434.27 pounds of medical marijuana.  Greenlight Dispensary (Helena) first opened on Thursday, June 27, the company sold 438.00 pounds of medical marijuana.  Hensley Wellness Center (Hensley) first opened on Tuesday, July 2, the company sold 1,269.98 pounds of medical marijuana.  Fiddler’s Green (Mountain View) first opened on Thursday, July

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