Arizonans, with medical permission, consumed more than 29 tons of marijuana last year, according to new numbers from the Department of Public Health.
That much medical marijuana could fill a little over three average size garbage trucks.
That’s a 52 percent increase in the amount of pot legally sold in 2015.
The department of health also found among users, men outpace women two to one.
Patients are cleared to use the drug for glaucoma, nausea, and post traumatic stress disorder, but the majority of prescriptions were approved for chronic pain.
An average price for an ounce of marijuana is about $300, totaling $281 million last year. That is enough money to buy nearly 2,000 of those garbage trucks.