Falling for the third straight month in November, statewide dispensary sales accounted for just under $124 million — around 4 percent less than sales in October, DOR data shows, and an approximately 8.5 percent drop from September.
Both medical and recreational transactions dipped month-over-month in November, hitting their lowest numbers since May. Recreational sales failed to bring in $100 million, nearly reaching $97.8 million, while medical sales just passed $26 million.
More dispensaries and Colorado communities allowed pot sales last year than they did in 2017, but wholesale flower prices fell sharply in 2018.
December sales would need to bring in $97 million to eclipse 2017, according to DOR projections, and that number shouldn't be hard to meet. In 2017, December recreational sales alone brought in $96.3 million, while medical sales totaled over $31 million. Although medical sales won't be as high this time around, expect recreational sales to more than make up for that gap.