Arizona’s medical marijuana program saw an increase in patient count in the month of September 2019, while combined retail sales volume of medical marijuana in the state declined from the prior month.
According to monthly data released by the Arizona Department of Health Services or ADHS, Arizona’s medical cannabis program counted 210,308 qualifying patients on its rolls in September, up from 204,271 patients in August.
Designated caregivers in the state rose to 733 in September from 728 in August, while dispensary agents increased to 6,633 from 6,521 in the prior month.
However, total medical marijuana sales in Arizona in September declined to 14,149 pounds from 14,745 pounds in the previous month.
According to ADHS, 12,889 pounds of cannabis flowers were sold through the state’s dispensaries in September, down from 13,367 pounds sold in August.
Marijuana edible sales decreased to 482 pounds from 497 pounds in August, while “marijuana other” products sales fell to 778 pounds from 881 pounds last month.
In December 2010, Arizona voters passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act or AMMA. The act went into effect on April 14, 2011, making Arizona the fourteenth state to adopt a medical marijuana law.
The AMMA designates the ADHS as the licensing and issuing authority for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program.
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