Adult-use cannabis sales in Maine reached nearly $5.4 million last month, setting another record, the Portland Press-Herald reports. The state will receive about $536,000 in tax revenues from May’s 71,843 recreational sales.
The state has set successive monthly sales records since the launch of adult-use sales in October 2020—almost four years after the reforms were approved by voters. May sales outpaced April sales by more than $1 million.
Flower sales in the state far outpace concentrates and infused products, reaching nearly $3.2 million in May and almost $14.3 million since October. Concentrates comprised about $1.2 million in May sales—nearing $4.9 million since the market’s launch—while infused product sales in May didn’t reach the $1 million mark, totaling $963,798, and about $3.6 million since October, according to the OMP.
The average customer spends about $74 per transaction—which has remained steady as the price of flower decreases— from $16.68 per gram in October to $13.22 per gram last month.
No municipality in Maine has completely opted out of the adult-use market, with some allowing only retail sales, cultivation, manufacturing, testing, or a combination.
From January through November last year, medical cannabis sales in Maine surpassed $221.8 million making it the state’s most lucrative crop; outpacing potatoes, milk, hay, and wild blueberries.
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