DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators say more than $6 billion in marijuana products have been sold since 2014 in the state. The figures released Tuesday represent sales through the end of 2018.

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According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, more than $1.54 billion of marijuana for medical or adult use was sold during 2018.

That is the highest one-year total for sales figures since 2014, but the pace of growth has slowed over time. In 2018, sales increased about 2.5 percent compared to 2017.

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The state collected $266.5 million in taxes on marijuana products and other industry fees in 2018. That’s up from 2017, when the state collected $247 million.

Colorado voters in 2012 approved a constitutional amendment broadly permitting the sale and use of marijuana for adults. Sales began in 2014.

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