Recreational marijuana sales were very impressive in Oregon’s first week of legal recreational marijuana sales, bringing in approximately $11 million.
The Oregon Retail Cannabis Association (ORCA) has estimated that almost $4 million of recreational marijuana was sold on October 1 alone.
“We’re seeing about 500 people a day,” said a dispensary owner in Portland.
In comparison, Oregon is off to an amazing start; Colorado sold $5 million in its first week while Washington state took two months to sell its first $2 million.
Recreational sales are bringing out all ages of consumers. An Oregonian stated that “They’re telling me that customers lining up are in many cases 50 to 65 and haven’t purchased marijuana in decades, but they’re just happy to have the opportunity to do so.”