Colorado dispensaries pulled in over $152 million in June, DOR numbers show — up over $9 million from the previous monthly record set in May, and nearly $10 million more than the record set just before that in March.
Recreational sales accounted for around $122.4 million of June's take, easily the highest total in that category since they began in 2014. Medical marijuana sales continued to stay relatively flat, however, rising just over $200,000 from the month before to reach $29.7 million.
Dispensary sales traditionally speed up in summer months, according to historical data, and 2019 has been no exception. After a slow April because of fewer weekend days on the calendar than usual, sales in May and June have picked up the slack: In the two months combined, Colorado dispensaries sold nearly $300 million worth of marijuana — that's not very far from one-third of $1 billion.
Marijuana sales accounted for just under $25.9 million in tax revenue in June, and well over $262 million through the first six months of 2019, according to DOR data. And that doesn't count sales and excise taxes collected at the local level.