Jan 26, 2023 - News
The growing number of medical marijuana patients in the Natural State
At the end of 2022, Arkansas had 89,855 medical marijuana cardholders — roughly 3% of the state's population.
By the numbers: Those patients spent a record $276.3 million to buy 50,600 pounds.
- Card carriers grew in number by 8.5% from last January but were down slightly from a peak of 92,035 at the end of September.
State of play: The industry is taking root in the Natural State. One new dispensary was added last year — Good Day Farm in Van Buren — and another relocated from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs.
- Meanwhile, at least two dispensaries expanded in 2022.
- On average, each user purchased about a half pound of medical marijuana last year.
Of note: Arkansas voters rejected legalization of recreational marijuana in November.
- Some NWA providers made an advertising push before the midterm election to get potential patients signed up for cards.
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