Colorado marijuana sales continued their hot streak in August, according to the state Department of Revenue, reaching the highest monthly total ever.
Medical and recreational dispensaries accounted for over $173.2 million in sales in August, DOR data shows. That number is easily the highest for monthly sales since recreational pot stores opened in January 2014, passing July 2019’s previous high mark (approximately $166.3 million) by about 4 percent. This is the third straight month that dispensary sales have broken Colorado’s monthly record.
Recreational sales on their own also set another record, hitting nearly $141.87 million in August. Medical sales, while still hovering in the $30 million range, saw a slight bump, increasing just under $1 million from the previous month to hit $31.3 million.