WA Retail Stores Post $2.6M in Marijuana Sales

The recreational marijuana industry is off to a healthy start in Washington State, with retail stores hauling in $2.6 million during the first month of sales, according to figures for July.

The revenue number equates to roughly $108,000 in sales a day.

The first retail stores opened in Washington on July 8. To date, only 18 shops have actually been selling recreational cannabis, though 40 licenses have been issued by the state government and several hundred applicants are waiting to receive permits.

A spokesman for the Washington State Liquor Control Board told the AP that recreational marijuana sales are strong “considering that the system isn’t fully up and running yet.”

On Monday, just the second recreational marijuana retailer in the Seattle area is slated to open its doors to the public. The dispensary, Herbal Nation, is holding a “soft opening” at noon and a grand opening on Aug. 18.

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