The figures are beginning to reflect the sheer scope of the Colorado explosion in Marijuana use. Below you will find the Colorado Department of Revenue – Marijuana Enforcement Division, first annual report which covers “most of” 2014.
What is critical to remember is the volume of distribution in relationship to the relatively limited number of legal local jurisdictions where Marijuana is allowed. There are 321 local municipalities throughout Colorado, Pot is still banned in 228 of those local jurisdictions.
Legalized Recreational Marijuana is only legal in 67 local municipalities. Those 67 Municipalities sold 148,000 lbs, and the growth in retail distribution is exponential from January ’14 to December ’14.
The Hill has an article reviewing the report. However it should be noted that The Hill is generally a pro-Pot, pro-Legalization media entity. (Via The Hill) Colorado consumers purchased nearly 2.4 million ounces of marijuana during the state’s first year of recreational pot, though medical pot sales still dominated, according to the first-ever official figures on the volume of sales, released Friday.
Outlets in Colorado sold nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana last year, including 109,578 pounds of medical marijuana and 38,660 pounds of retail, the Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division said in its first annual report.
[…] As of December, there were 833 retail licenses and 1,416 medical licenses in Colorado, though only 67 of the state’s 321 jurisdictions allow recreational and medical pot sales. Last year, sales hit $700 million in the state, including $313 million from recreational pot.
Consumers bought 2 million units of marijuana-infused edibles for medical purposes in 2014, as well as 2.85 million units for recreational purposes, according to the 40-page document. (read more)
*Note: no statistics available on the increases in Cheeto sales !