Supply: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. Mapping by Jesse Howe.

Marijuana has grow to be a burgeoning business in Oklahoma within the 12 months since voters authorized a state query to permit medical marijuana.

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority’s newest report, launched June 19, reveals 138,230 affected person licenses and 879 caregiver licenses have been authorized since dispensaries started working in October.

These sufferers have loads of choices. The authority has authorized licenses for 1,548 dispensaries, 3,211 growers and 859 processors. Not that many retailers are open, nevertheless. Many dispensaries which have acquired their licenses have but to open, have gone out of enterprise or would possibly by no means open.

However rising income from marijuana gross sales continues to stream into the state’s coffers.

The state has collected $6.four million from the 7% excise tax on purchases, as of June 21. And hundreds of thousands of {dollars} extra have been raised from native and state gross sales taxes and state license registration charges.

With greater than every week left within the month, $1.7 million has been collected from the excise tax in June – an quantity that has already exceed the record-high $1.6 million that was collected in Could.