It’s been estimated that on 4/20 alone, New Mexicans spent $800,000 on medical marijuana. That is three times more than what was sold just one year prior. Ultra Health said 124 pounds of medical marijuana was sold.
Ultra Health served 1,200 patients, bringing in $80,000 in revenue at its seven dispensary locations, reports the Las Cruces Sun-News. Statewide, 12,400 patients purchased medical marijuana, spending an average of $65 each.
Duke Rodriguez of Ultra Health said, “While $800,000 in a single-day is great progress for the program and the state, particularly in communities with ample choices, the biggest challenge to patients are above market prices due to lack of adequate supply and failure to approve rural dispensary locations.”
More than half of New Mexico counties are without a dispensary that operates full-time. New Mexico had a roughly 35,000 patients at of the end of March.