Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensaries rang up record sales in April, despite the coronavirus pandemic’s chilling effect on the national and global economies.
According to The Oklahoman, an analysis of state tax collections revealed that medical marijuana patients each spent almost $217 for MMJ last month, for a total of around $61.4 million.
The totals include the usual sales taxes plus an additional 7% tax on MMJ.
The increase is the highest month-to-month gain since last summer.
“With the stay-home order in place, and medical marijuana dispensaries being categorized as essential health services, Oklahoma patients were afforded the ability to take their medicine on a more regular basis and sample a broader range of available medicines,” said Bud Scott, executive director of the Oklahoma Cannabis Industry Association, according to The Oklahoman.
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