Adult-use cannabis sales in Arizona reached a new record in October 2022 – $84.5 million – while medical cannabis sales fell for the eighth straight month to $31.4 million, according to state Department of Revenue data outlined by the Arizona Mirror. Medical sales were more than $1 million less than the previous month, while adult-use sales were up more than $5 million.
September and October marked the third and fourth time in 2022 that Arizona’s adult-use sales topped $80 million. Through October, the state collected $13.6 million in medical cannabis taxes and $22.5 million in adult-use taxes.
Throughout October, Arizona sold $1.2 billion worth of cannabis putting sales on track to exceed the $1.4 billion in sales in 2021. Since adult-use sales commenced in the state in January 2021, the state’s dispensaries have sold $2.6 billion in cannabis products.
As of November 2022, there were 156,647 cannabis cardholders, including patients, caregivers, dispensary agents, facility agents, and laboratory agents, according to Department of Health Services (ADHS) data outlined by the Mirror. 130,696 of the cardholders are medical cannabis patients, while dispensary and facility agent cards totaled 24, 785, the report says.
ADHS spokesman Tom Herrmann told the Mirror the agency has seen a decrease in the number of dispensary agent cards because “facility agent cards are less expensive and can be used more flexibly.”
In all, in November medical cannabis patients purchased 5,606 pounds of flower; comparatively, in January 2021, patients purchased 18,708 pounds of flower.
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