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  • Writer's pictureAshley Slimak

How Medical Marijuana Was Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic in Arkansas

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Despite the pandemic, the medical marijuana industry in Arkansas has been booming. It has seen a 900% increase since 2019.

Since the program began,, the overall sales of medical marijuana in Arkansas are over $200 million, equating to 30,648 pounds of cannabis sold. Spokesman of the Arkansas Department of Finance, Scott Hardin, stated that the industry in 2020 exceeded everyone's expectations. He explains how $180 million of Arkansas’s medical marijuana sales came in 2020 alone.

The Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On The Arkansas Cannabis Industry

Manager at Fort Cannabis Co. , Jordan Mooney, believes that the stimulus checks have also contributed to the effects on sales, for the dispensary noticed an increase in sales around the time that stimulus payments were sent out.

Arkansas dispensaries continue to take precautions during the time of the pandemic to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff. If you have questions about policies and practices, contact your local dispensary for more information before your visit.

In order to gain access to Arkansas dispensaries, patients must first obtain their medical marijuana card. We’re here to help! Give us a call today at (844) 249-8714 to learn more or schedule an appointment today

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