Cannabis Sales Spike in Washington, Steady in Colorado

217Recreational cannabis sales rose in Washington in November, while those revenues in Colorado remained at a steady rate in October, say the latest reports from each state.

Washington State saw a 24% increase in retail marijuana sales in November as compared to that in October. The liquor control board says that because of this sales increase, the excise taxes that are due to the state have been boosted to over $4 million. This latest sales increase also continues the pattern of rising recreational cannabis revenues and tax collections each month since sales started in the state in July.

Meanwhile, Colorado had its total recreational marijuana sales at around $30.6 million in October, which was 1.5% more than in September. Medical marijuana sales experienced a similar increase, totaling to $32 million or about 2% more than in the previous month. Colorado also hauled in $7.6 million in taxes, licensing fees, and related charges in October.

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