The seven cannabis storefronts in the tourist mecca of Aspen, Colorado, combined to overtake the alcohol industry in terms of sales during both March and April of last year, according to statistics provided by the city’s Finance Department to the Aspen Times.
Marijuana sales were slightly behind those of alcohol sales for the year, but the spring numbers are arguably groundbreaking for the cannabis industry.
In March, when spring break happens, Aspen’s cannabis stores rung up $998,418 in sales, about $140,000 more than alcohol sales, the Times reported. Those stores sold $455,935 worth of cannabis in April, about $13,000 more than alcohol.
The alcohol figures do not include sales in bars and restaurants.
Statewide in Colorado, cannabis sales surpassed $996 million for the year.
According to the Times, this is the first time the city released annual cannabis sales since Colorado introduced recreational marijuana sales in 2014.