Chart: Arizona growing into medical marijuana juggernaut

By Eli McVey Rather quietly, it appears, Arizona has grown into one of the largest medical cannabis markets in the nation, second only to California in terms of patient counts. The state’s medical marijuana program added nearly 27,000 patients in 2016 – a 30% increase – that brought the total count to nearly 115,000. Arizona’s patient base has now eclipsed Colorado’s, which has dwindled to approximately 100,000. Growth throughout the year in Arizona was relatively steady, hovering between 1%-3% with an average monthly growth rate of 2.2%. The inclusion of chronic pain on the list of qualifying MMJ ... Chart: Arizona growing into medical marijuana juggernaut is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs