The weekend’s winter storm had two — seemingly opposite — effects on recreational marijuana sales, with customers spending a record-breaking amount of money Saturday, followed on Sunday by one of the slowest days for recreational sales since stores opened in November.
Customers spent $681,053 Saturday on 15,790 recreational marijuana products, breaking a record with both totals, according to the data from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. Seven stores were open across the state on Saturday.
Across the state, the cold temperatures and rainy weather seemingly deterred customers Sunday, who spent just $188,525 on marijuana products. The only day marijuana sales were lower was New Year’s Day, when revenue hit just $156,557.
Since the opening of the first two recreational stores in November, Sundays have been traditionally lower days for revenue than Saturdays, though not usually by such a large margin.
During the previous week, from Jan. 7 to 13, customers spent $624,242 on Saturday and $454,741 on Sunday.Felicia Gans can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.