LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State regulators say the first two medical marijuana
vendors in Arkansas sold over 13 pounds of the drug during the first few days of
Arkansas' medical marijuana program officially debuted on Friday, joining 33
other states that allow certain patients to buy weed.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the two Hot Springs dispensaries,
Green Springs Medical and Doctor's Orders RX, are charging $15 per gram, which
means the first few days of sales surpassed $93,000.
Figures from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration indicate
the average transaction was $79.62.
Finance department spokesman Scott Hardin says the state is uncertain how many
patients made purchases, citing software limitations. As of Friday, the Arkansas
Department of Health had issued 11,739 medical-marijuana registry ID cards.
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