Colorado officially hit a major marijuana milestone in August, when it crossed the $15 billion mark in dispensary sales, according to the state Department of Revenue.
The state saw just over $132.4 million in marijuana sales in August, pushing Colorado’s dispensary sales total to $15.028 billion since 2014, the year that recreational pot shops opened. (Medical marijuana dispensaries have been operating in Colorado since 2008, so the state likely reached $15 billion in dispensary sales months ago — but the DOR didn’t begin tracking sales and tax collection data until 2014.)
People love numbers, and $15 billion is a big one. That’s a lot of weed.
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