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Sales of medical marijuana skyrocket amid Coronavirus pandemic

Data from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show sales of medical marijuana in the state are continuing to break records.
Data from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show sales of medical marijuana in the state are continuing to break records.(KXII)
Published: Jun. 5, 2020 at 7:56 AM CDT
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Data from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show sales of medical marijuana in the state are continuing to break records.

Sales in May brought in over $11.6 million in sales tax revenue, with overall sales topping $73 million.

At LiveWell Meds in Durant, a shop that sells medicinal marijuana, business went from budding to booming.

Casey McCarthick said with people out of work because of the Coronavirus pandemic they're turning to his state deemed essential service to get by.

"With this pandemic, a lot of people are suffering from stress and depression and that's one of the many benefits of medical marijuana," said McCarthick.

According to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority over 280,000 people have been approved for a medical license to buy marijuana since May 1.

Eleven thousand businesses have also filed to be able to sell medical marijuana.

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