The Oklahoma medical marijuana industry continues to blaze a trail of success. The industry has had a wonderful month of April and we wanted to send a special thank you to everyone who spent some time enjoying with The Peak Dispensary! We are truly appreciative of you and it’s wonderful to see how vast and diverse the Oklahoma medical marijuana market has come in just under a year.
With that said, it’s been a great month of April for dispensaries and cannabis companies across the Sooner State. With this in mind, the state saw over $18 million in sales for the month of April. This exciting number shows how powerful a force the young Oklahoma medical marijuana industry has become. Yet, with this huge amount of rapid growth, there have been some cases where the systems in place simply are not performing as well as they could be. For example, there have been reports that the state tracking system for medical marijuana, known as OMMA, has been experiencing downtime. With that said, let’s dive into the positives and struggles brought on by the immense growth the Oklahoma medical marijuana industry has seen.
Sales of Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Top $18 Million in April
According to Channel 6 news, the Oklahoma medical marijuana industry continues to boom. The month of April, a famous time for cannabis celebrations to take place with 4/20, resulted in an $18 million month of sales for the Oklahoma medical marijuana sector. This exciting number should help continue to funnel money into the state coffers with so much extra revenue being generated by legal Oklahoma medical marijuana sales. The report goes on to say how the state has benefited with over $1.2 million being submitted in taxes. These tax numbers are in addition to other city and local taxes collected from the sale of medical marijuana in Oklahoma. Furthermore, the robust Oklahoma medical marijuana industry now has over 104,000 patients being served. These are wonderful signs for the booming Oklahoma medical marijuana industry!
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Businesses Seeing Technology Troubles
With the great amount of success the Oklahoma medical marijuana industry has been seeing, it should come as no surprise there are a few road bumps along the way. With that being said, this particular problem seems to happen to us all sometimes. For example, we are diligently working away on our computers when the internet goes down or a piece of software freezes and we are forced to slow down with our work. This problem has even been affecting the budding Oklahoma medical marijuana industry. According to a local news station, KOCO reported that the system required by Oklahoma medical marijuana businesses to track medical marijuana product sales has been temporarily seeing downtime recently. This technical error can cause a logistical challenge for storefronts who are required to verify the medical marijuana status of each patient before completing a sale. According to KOCO, “Tony Sellars with the Department of Health explains the most recent outage caused by the state’s IT group. He says there was an issue with a server during a scheduled maintenance.” While this is a typical problem with technology, it certainly will need a solution to ensure patients can be served their medical marijuana when they need it.
All and all, April was an extremely wonderful month for the Oklahoma medical marijuana industry. The industry saw a huge jump in medical marijuana sales which is a fantastic trend to see for a busy month in the cannabis sector. Furthermore, the state continues to grapple with the growing cannabis industry here in Oklahoma and we can only hope they find solutions for technological errors which are bound to happen from time to time. In closing, if you ever have any questions about Oklahoma medical marijuana, we with The Peak Dispensary are always happy to help where we can.
Until next time friends, stay well!