DENVER (AP) – Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado have bounced back after a slow September, when Colorado notched its first month-over-month decline for the newly legal drug.
The Colorado Department of Revenue says the state brought in about $3.2 million from recreational marijuana sales in October. That’s up from about $2.9 million in September but below the roughly $3.3 million of recreational pot sales taxes in August.READ MORE: ‘Finally Fix The Damn Roads In Colorado’: Gov. Jared Polis Targets Interstate 70 Stretch Between Floyd Hill And Idaho Springs At Bill Signing
Marijuana retailers say they are expecting sales to pick up this fall and winter along with ski travel. A Colorado analysis released in July estimated that 90 percent of recreational pot sales in mountain resort towns are made to out-of-state visitors.
Since Jan. 1, Colorado has brought in more than $60 million in taxes, licenses and fees for recreational and medical marijuana.READ MORE: Third Straight Day Of Record Setting Heat
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