NEW COMMISSIONER: Arkansas Speaker of the House Matthew Shepherd has appointed Amber Pool to the state Medical Marijuana Commission. (Graphic by Mandy Keener) Graphic by Mandy Keener

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


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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