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Gazette Premium Content Pueblo marijuana sales reach $7 million in 6 months

photo - Lacey Kirk fills an order for a retail marijuana customer Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Marisol Therapeutics in Pueblo West. The store has been selling retail marijuana since Jan. 1, 2014, when it became legal in Colorado.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock) + caption
Lacey Kirk fills an order for a retail marijuana customer Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Marisol Therapeutics in Pueblo West. The store has been selling retail marijuana since Jan. 1, 2014, when it became legal in Colorado. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
By Jeff Tucker, The Pueblo Chieftain Updated: July 22, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Recreational sales of marijuana in Pueblo County set a record in June and are averaging more than $1 million a month through the first half of the year.

The Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder’s Office reported that $1.6 million worth of marijuana was sold from the county’s seven recreational pot stores in June.

Through the first half of the year, the first for legal recreational weed sales, $6.9 million worth of product has been sold in Pueblo and the county has collected over $400,000 in revenue.

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