The 10 States With the Most Legal Marijuana Sales in Q1 2024

In the first quarter of 2024, the legal marijuana market continued to thrive across the United States.

Currently, 23 states have legalized licensed marijuana sales, with most boasting thriving legal marijuana industries. Some states, such as Ohio and Minnesota, have passed legalization laws but don’t yet have licensed marijuana stores.

Using data compiled and released by state agencies, below are the top 10 states in terms of total marijuana sales for the first quarter of this year, covering January 1 to March 31.


Total sales: $1.1 billion


Total sales: $788 million


Total sales: $492 million


Total sales: $436 million


Total sales: $356 million


Total sales: $347 million


Total sales: $240 million


Total sales: $232 million ​


Total sales: $215 million

New Jersey

Total sales: $201 million

It’s worth noting that some legal marijuana states, such as Washington, may belong on this list but have not yet reported sales data for the first quarter of this year.

According to a recently released report, states with legal marijuana sales garnered over $4 billion in tax revenue and have accumulated over $20 billion since 2014. California, Illinois and Washington topped the list for the most marijuana taxes made in 2023.

For a look at the three states that are on track to legalize marijuana within the next six months, click here.

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