Recreational Cannabis Sales Near $2 Million
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Recreational Cannabis Sales Near $2 Million
Posted by CN Staff on April 02, 2022 at 10:43:09 PT
By Matthew Narvaiz, Journal Staff Writer
Source: Albuquerque Journal
New Mexico -- Customers flooded New Mexico dispensaries on Friday – the first day of recreational cannabis sales – and spent more than $2.7 million, according to the state’s Cannabis Control Division.Over 29,000 recreational cannabis customers spent more than $1.9 million on Friday, according to the agency. Medical sales stood at around $788,000.
“New Mexicans turned out in strong numbers yesterday to support New Mexico business and to purchase high-quality New Mexico products,” CCD director Kristen Thomson said. “We are thrilled for every consumer and every business that was part of this historic day.”In the division’s first update, which came at noon Friday, adult-use sales accounted for $475,632. Total recreational transactions at the time stood at nearly 6,000.By 8 p.m., roughly 28,000 recreational customers had spent over $1.8 million on cannabis products, according to CCD.Ultra Health, which is approaching 40 retail establishments statewide, did about $420,000 in recreational sales Friday, said the company’s CEO and president Duke Rodriguez.“Today’s experience proves two things. The people of New Mexico are ready for cannabis prohibition and the discrimination that followed to finally come to an end,” Rodriguez said. “(And) communities large and small, far and wide, are ready to reap the benefits of cannabis legalization.”The state tracks sales numbers through BioTrack, the state’s contracted track-and-trace system, CCD spokeswoman Heather Brewer told the Journal. That system connects to point-of-sale systems utilized by retailers, which then gives the state a total number for sales.Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.Source: Albuquerque Journal (NM)Author: Matthew Narvaiz, Journal Staff WriterPublished: April 2, 2022Copyright: 2022 Albuquerque JournalContact: opinion abqjournal.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives
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Comment #10 posted by John Tyler on April 30, 2022 at 09:16:07 PT
Virginia cannabis update
The Democrats who have the majority in the Virginia Senate defeated an attempt by the Republican Governor to recriminalize possession of over two ounces of cannabis. It would have raised the penalty from a $25 civil fine to a misdemeanor which is a crime, with a criminal record, a fine, court costs, lawyer fees, etc., etc. It was clearly intended to oppress the poor and people of color. It was so disgusting and so Republican. The Democratic Senate was having none of it and promptly rejected it. The good guys won that one.On other positive cannabis relegalization news… New Jersey now has legal retail sales. New York and Connecticut are following on soon with their own legal retail sales. Pennsylvania and Maryland are close behind. So soon, the whole Northeast from Maine to Virginia will be green. That is a lot of people, a lot of voters, a lot of jobs, and a whole lot of money. It took a life time, but I think full relegalization of cannabis is now in sight.
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Comment #9 posted by The GCW on April 25, 2022 at 17:51:10 PT
gloovins,Thanks, I liked seeing that.Cannabis keeps winning. Cannabis prohibitionists keep losing.
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Comment #8 posted by gloovins on April 24, 2022 at 16:12:59 PT
Congrats New Jersey
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Comment #7 posted by The GCW on April 22, 2022 at 11:14:32 PT
When it comes to Congress and cannabis reform, the question is how big (or how small) to go 
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Comment #6 posted by The GCW on April 20, 2022 at 21:50:25 PT
Related: John Tyler's comment,
Republican anti-cannabis politicians ignore overwhelming majority of constituents of their own party.There are countless drawbacks to that unfortunate ignorance and here is but one:Pot shop robberies are fueling calls for a U.S. banking bill.'s are not stopping the forward movement of RE-legaliing the God-given plant.Merely slowing down the process.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on April 20, 2022 at 12:57:35 PT
Happy 420!
Someday it will be Happy 420 in the whole USA!
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on April 20, 2022 at 11:28:03 PT
Happy 420 Day.The last brain to realize cannabis should be RE-legalized is the republican brain. 
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on April 18, 2022 at 10:00:02 PT
John Tyler
I couldn't agree more with you. 
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Comment #2 posted by John Tyler on April 17, 2022 at 09:32:12 PT
elect progressive candidates
Looks like New Jersey has taken a big step forward and has relegalized cannabis. Recreational sale are due to start April 21. They can have a delayed 420 celebration.As a cautionary note… Virginia had a Democratic Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General, plus a Democratic majority in the House of Delegates and State Senate. They passed a cannabis relegalization package of legislation (small amounts of cannabis is legal, you can grow your own, but you can’t buy it.) with recreational sales to begin Jan 1, 2024. Then in the Nov 2021 state elections (Va. has off year elections) the Republicans won the Governorship by 1%. They ran on a “critical race theory” fear campaign in the suburbs. Va. schools didn’t teach CRT anywhere in the state and had no plans to do so either. Anyway, it scared enough suburbanites to vote Republican. The Republicans now want to turn back the progress already made toward full cannabis relegalization. The Democrats still hold the State Senate and can hopefully block any attempts to mess thing up.
So, my point is that once the voters elect progressive candidates that get things done, don’t ever go back to conservative candidates that want to undo it all.
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on April 02, 2022 at 19:10:20 PT
Good N.M. news.
Statewide, nationally & internationally, cannabis is good news.Cannabis was not created to be prohibited.Again.CANNABIS WAS NOT CREATED TO BE PROHIBITED.
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