Colorado marijuana sales top $6 billion to date since adult-use marijuana sales began

 

NEWS RELEASE

Shannon Gray, Marijuana Communications Specialist, DOR

303-866-4815 | 720-607-0386 (c) | shannon.gray@state.co.us 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Colorado marijuana sales top $6 billion to date since adult-use marijuana sales began

Revenue from marijuana taxes, licenses and fees topped $266.5 million in 2018

DENVER, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 -- The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) released its monthly reports for marijuana sales and tax data today, which include the final sales and tax data figures for 2018. The reports show:

Marijuana Tax, License and Fee Revenue (for both medical and adult-use)

  • In calendar year 2018, marijuana tax, license and fee revenue topped $266.5 million.
    • This compares to over $247 million in calendar year 2017.
    • To date, marijuana tax, license and fee revenue totals over $927 million since adult-use marijuana sales began on January 1, 2014. This figure includes revenue for January 2019. 

Marijuana Sales (for both medical and adult-use)

  • In calendar year 2018, marijuana sales once again topped $1.5 billion (specifically over $1.55 billion).
    • This compares to just over $1.5 billion in calendar year 2017.
    • To date, marijuana sales have surpassed $6 billion since January 1, 2014.

For links to the monthly marijuana sales and marijuana tax data reports (including graphs), please visit DOR’s new marijuana media center: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/revenue/media-center-marijuana-enforcem....

The Colorado Department of Revenue is dedicated to providing quality service to our customers in fulfillment of our fiduciary and statutory responsibilities, while instilling public confidence through professional and responsive employees.

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