Colorado marijuana sales nearly flat in April |

Colorado marijuana sales nearly flat in April

Cannabis industry appears to be inching closer to anticipated plateau

Alicia Wallace
The Denver Post
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A marijuana flower, or bud, at a legal grow operation in Eagle County.
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Colorado’s cannabis industry appears to be inching closer to an anticipated sales plateau.

Marijuana sales in April were practically flat from the same month last year, and the year-over-year sales growth rate continues to slim down to the low-single-digits, newly released state data show.

The state’s marijuana shops sold $124.31 million in medical and recreational cannabis during April, a total only three-hundredths of a percentage point higher than the $124.27 million recorded in April 2017, according to sales figures released Monday by the Colorado Department of Revenue.

Through April, Colorado’s cannabis retailers sold close to $490 million of marijuana flower, edibles and concentrate, an increase of nearly 4.5 percentage points from the first four months of last year.

The slowing of growth is expected. Colorado’s marijuana industry has matured significantly from its days as a fledgling business sector in massive expansion mode.

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