According to the Montana Department of Revenue, licensed marijuana retailers logged a record $26.8 million in August, in combined medical and adult-use cannabis sales.
That monthly total was a 1% increase over July, despite July having five Fridays and five Saturdays, reported Cannabis Business Times.
Moreover, the state recorded $7 million in MMJ and $19.8 million in recreational cannabis last month, with the latter representing 74% of the total market and growing.
So far in 2022, dispensary operators of Montana, a state that is home to about 1.1 million residents, have sold more than $201 million worth of cannabis ($133 million from adult-use sales). Those sales have provided the state with nearly $29.3 million in tax revenue.
Yellowstone County, with 160,000 residents, accounted for an estimated $3.2 …