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Colorado monthly marijuana sales eclipse $100 million mark

Elizabeth Hernandez
The Denver Post

Monthly marijuana sales in Colorado have soared past the $100 million mark for the first time, according to the August recreational and medical marijuana sales data from the state Department of Revenue released Friday.

Once again, marijuana sales surpassed the previous month’s numbers with recreational marijuana coming in at $59.2 million and medical marijuana tallying $41.4 million.

The combined $100.6 million in marijuana sales continues the month-to-month record-setting trend for 2015.

Recreational cannabis sales began on Jan. 1, 2014 in Colorado, the first state to launch a retail marijuana program. In that first month, there were $46.9 million in total sales — $14.7 million was recreational, $32.2 million medical. August 2014 marked the first time that recreational sales exceeded medical sales.

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