By Seaborn Larson, Star Tribune on January 8, 2023
Montana dispensary sales are expected to eclipse $300 million in sales in the recreational marijuana industry’s first year, creating a windfall of $45 million in tax revenue for the state.
Those numbers are combined from recreational and medical sales; recreational sales totaled more than $209 million, while medical marijuana sales total around $93 million, according to the Department of Revenue’s end-of-year estimates published online this week.
Two years ago state analysts projected recreational sales would top out at $130 million in 2022.
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