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Arizona reached new record highs well above last year’s sales in its medical marijuana program. Sales increased in 2017 by nearly 50 percent over 2016, according to a new report by the Department of Health Services who oversees Arizona’s medical-marijuana program.
4 ways Arizona’s medical-marijuana program grew in 2017:
- Arizona’s medical marijuana card holders bought 1.3 million ounces of cannabis – or, about 86,637 pounds.
- Edibles – such as syrups, sprays and food – represented about 3,718 pounds.
- The number of cardholders allowed to buy and carry cannabis in Arizona increased to nearly 153,000 people, up from about 114,000 in 2016.
- Men represent nearly 62% of the patients and also used the program the most in the last year.
Consistent with Baked Bros' patient feedback and testimonials, chronic pain significantly surpassed other conditions in the report as the most cited reason for using medical cannabis.
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA), allows people with certain debilitating medical conditions to use marijuana. Narrowly approved by voters in December 2010, the AMMA went into effect on April 14, 2011. This made Arizona the fourteenth state to adopt a medical marijuana law. The AMMA designates the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) as the licensing and issuing authority for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program.
Baked Bros has been an authorized edible company in Arizona since 2015 with numerous awards for its accurately-dosed, great-tasting and effective products.
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