Oregon: Over $80 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in September, $6 Billion Since 2016

Legal marijuana sales in Oregon topped $80 million for the fourth straight month.

There was $80,139,855 worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in September, according to data released by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission. Although this is a slight decrease from the $81.6 million sold in August and the $81.8 million sold in July, it marks the fourth month in a row where marijuana sales were over $80 million.

Total marijuana sales since the first recreational marijuana store opened in October, 2016 is now just shy of $6 billion at $5.987 billon. Sales include dried marijuana flower and shake as well as other marijuana products such as concentrates (hash, oil, wax, etc.), edibles, tinctures and topicals.

In September the average price per gram of dried marijuana decreased slightly, from $3.95 per gram to $3.88 per gram. The average price per gram of concentrates stayed exactly the same at $16. The price per gram of dried flower and concentrates in September, 2022 was $4.17 and $16.67, respectively.

Based on Oregon’s 17% marijuana excise tax, the state garnered just shy of $14 million in taxes for the marijuana sold in September and $1.02 billion since 2016, not including taxes garnered from the up to 3% citywide tax implemented by some localities.

Oregon’s marijuana law was approved by voters in 2014. Under the law those 21 and older are allowed to possess up to two ounces of marijuana, or eight ounces at home, as well as one ounce of marijuana extracts, 16 ounces of marijuana-infused solids and 72 ounces of marijuana-infused liquids.

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