I tried to do some math on the calculator on my iPhone, but apparently, the numbers top out at the 100 million mark. Oh well... What was I talking about? Ah yes, legal marijuana! It has been a seemingly successful venture for the legal cannabis industry here in Colorado since recreational sales began on January 1st of 2014.

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Year after year, sales of flower, concentrates, and edibles have eclipsed previous year sales with no signs of slowing down. 2018's numbers made another record of $1.55 billion. Passing 2017's numbers by $38 million. Since the legalization of cannabis at a recreational level, there has been a total of $6,039,711,766 in sales.

The Colorado Department of Revenue has received more than $260 million in taxes in 2018. Colorado's Department of Revenue's tax collection is over $927 million since marijuana's legalization in 2014.

Source: Westword