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Colorado’s 2014 Marijuana Sales Hit a Cool $700 Million

If we’re rounding up, Colorado sold a cool $700 million of marijuana in 2014, a.k.a. the first full year of recreational pot sales in the modern world.

For those who like exact numbers, the state’s total sales tallies for medical and recreational cannabis added up to $699,198,805, according to Cannabist calculations based on new data from the Colorado Department of Revenue.

Broken down, that’s $385.9 million for medical marijuana and $313.2 million for recreational cannabis.

“That’s an insane number, isn’t it?” said Caitlin Murphy, director of marketing at the Emerald Fields dispensary group, which will open its second recreational pot shop in Manitou Springs in mid-March. “We have very high hopes for the industry and where it’s going, and we know that the growth is going to be even bigger this year.”  [Read more at The Cannabist at The Denver Post]


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