Marijuana Sales Top $6 Million

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division has announced Arkansas medical marijuana sales have eclipsed $6.04 million.

The agency reports more than 800 pounds of cannabis has been legally sold by Arkansas’ eight operating dispensaries since the first retailer opened in early May.

The state Department of Finance and Administration says in July, the state collected $91,213 from the special 4% privilege tax levied on medical marijuana transactions and $77,358 from regular sales tax on the drug.

As of Friday, 19,992 medical marijuana cards had been approved by the Arkansas Department of Health.

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