Arkansas’ only two functioning medical cannabis dispensaries have sold more than 100 pounds of cannabis since legal sales commenced on May 10, according to Department of Finance and Administration data outlined by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Doctor’s Orders RX, the Garland County-based dispensary that made the state’s first legal sale on May 10, has sold 37.74 pounds of medical cannabis through 3,408 transactions as of May 31. Green Springs Medical, in Hot Springs, sold 70.09 pounds of medical cannabis over 6,533 transactions from its May 12 opening to May 31.
Both dispensaries are currently getting their products from Bold Team’s Cotton Plant facility as the other four licensed cultivators are still working to get their products ready. According to the report, both dispensaries are charging about $15 per gram.
A spokesman for Doctor’s Orders told the Democrat-Gazette that Natural State Medicinals is expected to bring its strains to market soon.
“Our goal is to provide the highest medical-grade cannabis with purity and consistency that our patients can trust. We are looking forward to our partnerships with other dispensaries opening soon and putting our product in the hands of people who need and rely on it for a number of medical issues.” — Joseph Courtright, chairman for Natural State Medicinals, via Arkansas Business
Two more dispensaries, Clinton-based Arkansas Natural Food products and Greenlight Dispensary in Helena-West, are expected to open later this month.
The state law — a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2016 — allows patients to purchase up to 2.5 ounces every 14 days.
Officials at the Department of Finance and Administration said the dispensaries’ first monthly sales reports are due this month.