By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic
The coronavirus pandemic didn’t slow down growth in Arizona’s medical marijuana program, state figures show, with qualified patients buying more than a ton more marijuana in March than they did in February.
The 17,095 pounds of marijuana sold by medical-marijuana dispensaries in March was more than 2,200 pounds above what was sold in February, a jump of 15%.
The state’s medical marijuana program, estimated to be the third largest in the country, has grown by leaps and bounds for years. That didn’t change in March as businesses across the state shut down to prevent spreading coronavirus. It was in fact the highest monthly sales total in the history of the program.
“The medical marijuana industry, continuing as a government recognized essential service, continues to grow in Arizona. As the use of the plant for medicinal and therapeutic purposes sheds its taboo we can only expect that it will keep trending positively and that state governments like Arizona will depend on it as a stable source of tax and fee revenues, despite fluctuations in the economy. To learn how you can legally involved directly or tangentially in medical marijuana contact Rose Law Group, the largest and most experienced cannabis practice in the state for a consultation.” ~Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Cannabis, Hemp, and Equine Law Departments