Colorado marijuana sales dip to $153M in April

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Published Tuesday, June 14, 2022
by Robert Davis | The Center Square contributor

(The Center Square) - Marijuana sales in Colorado dipped to $153 million in April, according to the latest market data from the Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR). 

Overall, more than $131 million in recreational marijuana was sold in the state compared to $21.3 million in medicinal marijuana. 

The total sales figure from April also represents a more than 5 percent decline from the $162.5 million of marijuana sold in March, and a more than 25 percent decline when compared to April 2021. 

Through the first quarter of the year, more than $611 million of marijuana has been sold in Colorado, which includes both recreational and medical sales. That represents a 20 percent decline from the first quarter of 2021 and a more than 4 percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2020. 

Denver County led all other counties in both medical and recreational marijuana sales, accounting for over $35 million in recreational sales and $8.1 million in medicinal sales. 

Arapahoe, Adams, and Boulder counties rounded out the top four counties for recreational sales, combining for a total of nearly $37 million. 

El Paso and Jefferson counties were the second and third-highest grossing counties for medicinal marijuana sales, accounting for $8.5 million altogether. 

Colorado also collected over $27.5 million in tax revenue from marijuana sales in the state. So far this year, consumers have paid more than $144 million in taxes on medical and recreational marijuana purchases, according to CDOR data. 

Taxes on marijuana sales come from three sources: a 2.9 percent state sales tax on marijuana sold in stores, a 15 percent retail marijuana sales tax, and a 15 percent retail marijuana excise tax on wholesale sales or transfers of retail marijuana. Colorado also collects fee revenue from marijuana license and application fees. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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