New Mexico Adult-Use Marijuana Sales Cross Half-Billion-Dollar Mark in September

Marijuana Sales Record: New Mexico’s High on Cannabis Success

Hey there, fellow cannabis ! Today, we’re diving into some exciting from the Land of Enchantment, where the marijuana industry is blazing a trail like never before. New Mexico’s adult-use marijuana have hit the half-billion-dollar mark, and we’re here to break it all down for you in a relaxed yet informative style.

What’s Behind the Marijuana Sales Record?

First things first, let’s get to the heart of the matter – Marijuana Sales Record. In September alone, the state’s legal marijuana retailers raked in a whopping $47 million in combined sales of both adult-use and medical marijuana products. While this figure may be just shy of the previous month’s record-breaking $48 million sales in August, the state has officially crossed the $500 million milestone since the launch of marijuana sales in April of last year.

Now, if you’ve been keeping an eye on the cannabis scene in New Mexico, you’d know that adult-use marijuana sales have been steadily climbing while medical cannabis sales have been on a slight . This trend has piqued the curiosity of many, including yours truly.

Breaking Down the Numbers

So, what’s the buzz behind these numbers? Well, it turns out there was a bit of a hiccup in the data. State officials recently updated the sales data, addressing some discrepancies and reporting a logic error in past reports. As they say, it’s better late than never, and all’s well that ends well.

Now, let’s talk numbers. Sales of adult-use cannabis products in the state have impressively surpassed the half-billion-dollar mark, reaching a grand total of $501,863,156.00 since the legal market’s launch. When we throw in medical cannabis sales since April 2022, the overall total skyrockets to a whopping $772.2 million.

The Highs and Lows

Speaking of numbers, let’s talk about the average transaction. Both the adult-use and medical have seen a gentle decline since the opening of adult-use stores. Back in the day, we were looking at highs of $50.86 for adult buyers and $52.60 for medical patients, but now, those numbers have gracefully fallen to record lows of $41.35 and $49.47, respectively.

But that’s not all, my friends. in New Mexico’s marijuana industry are living the high life, literally! A state labor report released in June revealed that these folks are now enjoying higher pay than they did in their previous gigs.

Adding Insomnia to the Mix

In May, the state regulators decided to add insomnia to the list of for medical marijuana. Now, that’s a real game-changer for those in need of a good night’s sleep.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) has been busy too. Back in April, she gave the green light to a bill that aims to facilitate automatic expungements for prior cannabis convictions, a significant step in line with the state’s marijuana legalization law. She also vetoed legislation that would have revised sentencing laws and prevented the incarceration of people over simple drug possession. Tough decisions, but necessary ones.

A Record-Breaking Summer

New Mexico isn’t the only state making waves in the cannabis world. This summer, several states witnessed record-breaking surges in marijuana sales. Take Rhode Island, for example, which sold a jaw-dropping $9.7 million worth of cannabis in August, marking the fourth consecutive month of record-breaking sales.

Montana also joined the party, with adult-use cannabis sales hitting a record high of $23.7 million, while medical marijuana sales reached their lowest at $5.0 million since the recreational markets opened last year.

Maryland’s Marijuana Milestone

Meanwhile, in , officials proudly announced that the state broke another marijuana sales record in August, with nearly $92 million worth of cannabis products flying off the shelves during the second month of legal adult-use sales.

Massachusetts, not to be outdone, reported that retailers have now sold more than $5 billion in adult-use marijuana since the recreational market’s launch five years ago. In August alone, sales reached $139.3 million, bringing the year-to-date total to a cool $1.05 billion within the first eight months of 2023.

Other High Achievers

Illinois retailers also had a fantastic July, selling $140 million worth of recreational marijuana products—the strongest sales of the year and the second-highest monthly total since the adult-use market’s launch in 2020. Michigan was on fire too, setting a new record in July with nearly $277 million worth of cannabis sold.

Meanwhile, over in Missouri, retailers have been raking in about $4 million worth of marijuana every day since the state’s adult-use market opened in February. The state saw a record-breaking $121.2 million in cannabis purchases in June.

In Conclusion

So there you have it, folks! New Mexico’s Marijuana Sales Record is the latest testament to the booming cannabis industry across the United States. From coast to coast, from New England to the Land of Enchantment, marijuana sales are reaching unprecedented heights.

Before we wrap up, I want to extend a big thanks to Ben Adlin for bringing us this fantastic report. We couldn’t have had this conversation without his insightful work.

Until next time, stay chill, stay informed, and keep your eyes on the ever-evolving world of cannabis. Cheers to more records being shattered, and remember, the sky’s the limit in this !

[Original article by Ben Adlin]

Rosemary Puffman
I'm Rosemary, a staunch supporter of cannabis legalization and its potential benefits. My roles as a writer, cannabis entrepreneur, and informed investor allow me to contribute to the evolving narrative around cannabis. Through my writing, I aim to destigmatize and educate, while my business ventures and strategic investments align with my belief in the positive impact of responsible cannabis use.

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