PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Sales of marijuana in Maine are continuing an upward trend since the product finally reached stores.
Maine voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, but legal sales in stores didn’t start until last October. The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy reported nearly $2.5 million in sales in January.
The state reported nearly $2 million in sales in December, which was the most successful month to that point. Customers are also spending more per sale. The average customer spent about $74 per sale in January, which was $8 more than the first month, the Portland Press Herald reported.