Record-Breaking Marijuana Sales Across Multiple States in 2023

Record-Breaking Marijuana Sales in 2023: A Year Worth Celebrating

Hey there, my fellow cannabis enthusiasts! It’s time to roll up a fat one, sit back, and talk about something that’ll bring a smile to any green-loving face – record-breaking marijuana sales in 2023. I’m your friendly neighborhood cannabis expert, and I’ve got some seriously good to share. So, grab your favorite strain, kick back, and let’s dive into the highs and lows of the cannabis market from last year.

The Early Birds: Connecticut and Maryland

and kicked off the year with a bang. Connecticut, which had only begun selling cannabis in January 2023, set new monthly sales records every single month of the year. Maryland, on the other hand, didn’t open its retail stores until July, but it didn’t stop them from setting records every single month too.

Illinois and Massachusetts: The Veterans Shine

Even in states like Illinois and Massachusetts, where cannabis had been legal for a few years, December brought a surprising in adult-use sales. Illinois saw a sharp rise of nearly $15 million from the previous month, while Massachusetts retailers celebrated a high mark with an increase of $11.5 million from November. It seems like the holiday season makes everyone want to light up.

Michigan: Breaking Records and Taking Names

Michigan, which started selling cannabis in 2019, saw a massive spike in sales, closing the year with a staggering $3 billion in total sales. Now, that’s what I call a green revolution.

New Mexico and Rhode Island: Steady Growth

Meanwhile, New Mexico and steadily climbed the ladder of cannabis sales, with both recreational and medical markets showing impressive . In New Mexico, sales reached $50.5 million in December, setting records for both combined and recreational sales.

Rhode Island, on the other hand, saw a monthly record of nearly $7.8 million in adult-use marijuana purchases, more than double the sales from December 2022. It’s clear that the recreational market is making up for any declines in medical sales.

Missouri: The New Kid on the Block

Missouri joined the party by launching adult-use marijuana sales in February 2023. In no time, they were recording around $100 million in monthly sales. While medical marijuana sales took a hit, recreational sales slowly gained momentum. December was a record-breaking month for Missouri, with sales reaching $106.5 million.

Cannabis Replacing Alcohol: A Growing Trend

One fascinating trend that emerged from these record-breaking sales is the substitution of cannabis for alcohol, especially among younger adults. The investment TD Cowen predicts that legal cannabis sales will reach a whopping $37 billion in 2027, with some of that growth attributed to this shifting preference.

Conclusion: The Future Looks Green

In conclusion, 2023 was a year to remember in the world of cannabis. From newcomers like Connecticut to seasoned pros like Michigan, the showed no signs of slowing down. As more states hop on the cannabis train, we can only expect these record-breaking sales to continue.

So, my fellow cannabis connoisseurs, let’s raise our joints and bongs to the year that was and the years to come. Thanks for joining me on this journey through the highs of the cannabis market in 2023. And a special thanks to Ben Adlin for reporting on this green revolution. Until next time, stay lifted!

Author’s Note:

Thanks to Ben Adlin for reporting this blazing hot news!

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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