Legal cannabis sales in Colorado reach all-time high in May

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FILE - This Monday, May 20, 2019, file photo shows a marijuana leaf on a plant at a cannabis grow in Gardena, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

FILE – This Monday, May 20, 2019, file photo shows a marijuana leaf on a plant at a cannabis grow in Gardena, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis sales in Colorado set a new monthly record in May, reaching their highest level since broad legalization in 2014.

State data compiled by The Denver Post shows that dispensaries sold over $192 million worth of cannabis products that month. The figure is up about 29% from April and 32% from May 2019. Sales at both medical and recreational marijuana shops hit monthly all-time highs.

In all, the cannabis industry has sold more than $779 million in products so far this year and paid more than $167 million in taxes and fees to the state.

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