New statewide daily pot sales record set
Looks like New Year’s Eve is a popular holiday among marijuana enthusiasts.
Dec. 31, 2014 set a new statewide sales record of $1,217,025.96.
That broke the old sales record set on Nov. 26, 2014 (the day before Thanksgiving) of $1,004,672.23.
It’s also the second day since retail sales began that the numbers have gone over $1 million.
Through the year, sales have risen steadily, although the growth slowed a bit in December. Here are the monthly statewide sales totals for 2014:
And the excise taxes for that period:
Here in Clark County, our three retail stores have done quite well.
I’ve been asked not to provide specifics on each individual store for fear of break-ins, but all together, the stores sold more than $5.75 million worth of pot ($5,763,672 to be exact) in 2014.
Clark County’s grower/processors, which are generally smaller operations than in other parts of the state, sold $359,547 in 2014. Only three of the eight growers in the county reported sales in the first year.
And if you missed it, we had a couple big marijuana-related stories in the paper on Sunday:
A wrapup of the first six months of legal marijuana in Clark County: Marijuana market mellows
And a profile of local artist Cliff Maynard: Roach paper art a labor of layers
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!