Monday, April 15, 2019

Medical Marijuana Industry Continues to Expand

Oklahoma voters went to the polls in July 2018 and voted to make medical marijuana legal and according to officials with the Oklahoma Tax Commission sales are continuing to climb throughout the state.

Last month the state topped the $12 million mark and showed the sixth straight month of record sales. 

Sequoyah County also continues to see the number of dispensaries and licensed growers increase. As of the end of March, the county had 14 licensed dispensaries and 26 licensed growers. 

The number of dispensaries by town are Sallisaw 6, Roland 4, Muldrow 2, and Vian 2. 

The number of licensed growers by city are Sallisaw 14, Vian 5, Muldrow 2, Gans 2, Gore 1, Roland 1, and Moffett 1.

The city with the most licensed growers per capita in the state of Oklahoma is Beggs with 21.

The number of medical marijuana patients is also climbing. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority stated they have issued more than 83,000 licenses statewide since August 2018. Also during the same period they issued licenses for 1,200 dispensaries and 2,300 commercial licensed growers.

The Oklahoma Tax Commission reported the state collected more than $870,000 in the month of March from the seven percent tax on medical marijuana. The state also reportedly collected an additional $1.2 million in state and local sales tax for the month.

KXMX News Staff

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