NEW COMMISSIONER: Tyler Ketner will be appointed to the state Medical Marijuana Commission, according to an announcement at the commission's meeting on Thursday.

The Arkansas medical marijuana industry has generated more than $29 million in tax collections this year after the state reported Wednesday that last month’s tax collections topped $2.7 million.

Arkansas medical marijuana taxes brought in $2.7 million in November, bringing the total collections this year to $29,461,196, according to data released by the state Department of Finance and Administration

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Medical marijuana patients pay a 6.5% sales tax and 4% privilege tax on purchases made at dispensaries. Dispensaries also pay the 4% privilege tax when they make purchases from cultivators. 

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