U.S. cannabis sales by state

MJBizDaily tracks U.S. cannabis sales by state for recreational and medical markets that release the data.

The information helps our editors and reporters understand the intricacies of the market and to make sales projections for the cannabis industry.

For example, legal recreational and medical cannabis sales in the U.S. are expected to reach $33 billion this year after posting strong growth in 2021.

That growth has largely been driven by recently opened adult-use markets in states such as Arizona and New Mexico.

And growth will continue into 2023 as large adult-use markets, such as New York, come online.

New medical marijuana markets, like the one in Mississippi, will also contribute to growth even though medical sales will continue to decline in established markets now allowing recreational sales.

Here are the recent monthly adult-use and medical U.S. cannabis sales by state:

Last updated February 6, 2023

Monthly legal recreational cannabis sales by state

Monthly medical marijuana sales by state

Historic cannabis sales in select U.S. states


Sales of recreational marijuana in California began in 2018, and the state quickly became the largest market in the U.S. by a far margin. This chart looks at California's recreational cannabis sales by month, as provided by Headset.

California recreational cannabis sales by month


As a first-mover in the recreational marijuana space, Colorado has seen its cannabis sales mature into predictable seasonal patterns influenced by tourism, although that has been upended recently by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. This chart, with data provided by the Colorado Department of Revenue, looks at Colorado's adult-use marijuana sales by month:

Colorado recreational cannabis sales by month

Colorado medical cannabis sales by month


Illinois recreational cannabis sales by month

Illinois medical cannabis sales by month