Dispensaries tallied nearly $206.5 million in sales during September, state data shows, a slight drop from August and almost 9 percent less than the monthly marijuana sales record set in July of $226.37 million. But the DOR's latest figures show that September 2020 sales were almost 25 percent higher than in September 2019, as the demand for Colorado marijuana continues to increase.
Recreational sales accounted for over $166.5 million in September, according to the DOR, while medical marijuana brought in more than $39.9 million. This was the first time since April that medical sales failed to crack the $40 million mark; however, medical marijuana sales have enjoyed a strong year overall, and are on pace for their highest year since 2016.
And next year could be even bigger, with eight towns expected to begin recreational or medical marijuana sales after approving such businesses in the November 3 elections (three of those towns — Broomfield, Lakewood and Littleton — are located in the Denver metro), and legal recreational marijuana delivery starting in Colorado in 2021.