$6B in Marijuana Sales in Colorado Since 2014

February 14, 2019

Colorado regulators say more than $6 billion in marijuana products have been sold since 2014 in the state.

The figures released this week represent sales through the end of 2018.

According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, more than $1.54 billion of marijuana for medical or adult use was sold during 2018.

That is the highest one-year total for sales figures since 2014, but the pace of growth has slowed over time. In 2018, sales increased about 2.5 percent compared to 2017.

The state collected $266.5 million in taxes on marijuana products and other industry fees in 2018. That’s up from 2017, when the state collected $247 million.

Colorado voters in 2012 approved a constitutional amendment broadly permitting the sale and use of marijuana for adults. Sales began in 2014.

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  • February 21, 2019 at 7:53 am
    Rosenblatt says:
    “Who cares about abstract sales numbers that leave out sales in the black market?” Prey tell Craig – how do you determine how much was spent on the Black Market for mari... read more
  • February 20, 2019 at 9:19 pm
    Craig Cornell says:
    Ask the State of California, wise guy. They simply reported that legal sales from 2017 to 2018 went down. Yep. Down. What changed? Only medi-pot was legal in 2017. And everybo... read more
  • February 20, 2019 at 11:21 am
    Rosenblatt says:
    "You AND the article both stated that “most” banks won’t deal with pot heads" While you are wrong (the article said nothing about banking), I guess you're no longer clai... read more

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