Barely a week after it was legalized, recreational marijuana sales in Michigan have topped more than $1.6 million, a feat made all the more impressive by the fact that there are only five marijuana retail operations in the entire state.
It's only a fraction of what state officials estimate will next year be a $949 million state industry. The mammoth sales are anticipated to bring in more than $150 million in tax revenue for the state.
Several stores sold out of marijuana on consecutive days.
Michigan residents voted to legalize recreational pot in 2018. Medicinal marijuana has been legal in the state since 2008.
🔦 There are now 10 states in the United States that have made it legal to purchase recreational marijuana.