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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Sales Increase, Possibly Due To Pandemic

Approximately 11,000 pounds have been sold in total

Almost one year since the opening of the first dispensary in the state, Arkansans are continuing to buy medical marijuana, with some dispensaries reporting record sales over the past few weeks.

According to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, approximately 11,000 pounds have been sold in total. Those sales amount to $73 million.

Scott Hardin, director of communications for the department, says purchasing habits of medical marijuana have changed since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s really been interesting to watch. It looks like Arkansans are not only purchasing, but making the maximum purchase, or many Arkansans are making the maximum purchase every 14 days which is 2.5 ounces. Which is a really expensive purchase. It could get up to $1,000 just for that two-week purchase,” Hardin said.

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