After nine weeks of recreational marijuana sales, the state has brought in nearly $3 million in combined sales and excise tax revenue, numbers released Wednesday said.
In the first two months of sales in the market, which began on December 1, 2019, the state saw $17,699,952 in sales, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency said.
Those sales brought in $1,769,995 in excise taxes and $1,168,197 in sales tax. Combined, the two taxes brought in $2,938,192.
So far, the state has granted 76 recreational licenses: 43 for retailers; one for a Class B grower; 17 for Class C growers among nine companies; seven for processors; four for secure transporters; three for marijuana event organizers; and one for a marijuana safety compliance facility.