Marijuana Tax Data

The marijuana tax reports show tax revenue collected monthly as posted in the Colorado state accounting system.

For more information, please see the Marijuana Taxes | File page.

The table below shows medical and retail marijuana tax and fee collections totals by calendar year starting in 2014. Although sales of medical marijuana began prior to 2014, the Department of Revenue did not report tax collection data until February of 2014, after retail marijuana sales began. 

Marijuana Taxes, Licenses, and Fee Revenue

Calendar Year
Revenue By Calendar Year Total Revenue Since Feb 2014
2014 (Feb - Dec)
$67,594,323
$67,597,323
2015
$130,411,173
$198,005,496
2016
$193,604,810
$391,610,306
2017
$247,368,473
$638,978,779
2018 $266,529,637 $905,508,416
2019 (Jan - Jul) $164,115,354 $1,069,623,770

Updated August 2019

Calendar year is defined as January 1 - December 31

Detailed monthly summary by tax type to date: Excel, PDF

The Marijuana Tax Data Reports on this page are not the same as the Marijuana Sales Reports. The Marijuana Sales Reports show unaudited monthly sales as self-reported by businesses on State sales returns and do not use Metrc® data (the Marijuana Enforcement Division's Marijuana Inventory Tracking System). The Marijuana Tax Data reports show tax revenue collected monthly as posted in the State's accounting system.

Appropriations and expenditures of marijuana tax collections can be found on the Disposition of Marijuana Tax Revenue webpage.

DID YOU KNOW? Colorado's Marijuana Enforcement Division released the 2017 Colorado Marijuana Market Size and Demand Study, which provides an updated view and assessment of Colorado’s marijuana market and improves upon the original 2014 market study methods. See the report and fact sheet here: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/enforcement/marijuana-related-reports-studies

View and download monthly reports below:

For inquiries regarding these reports, please contact the Office of Research and Analysis.