Oregon’s First Week Of Recreational Pot Sales Tops $11 Million

OREGON: After just one week of recreational marijuana sales, Oregon dispensaries have raked in an estimated $11 million.

That figure could mean the state’s estimate is shockingly low for how much money it’ll make when pot taxes kick in this January.

At Nectar on Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 33rd Avenue, they’re restocking the shelves a lot this week.

“We’re seeing about 500 people a day,” said Nectar owner Jeff Johnson. Dispensary owners and customers are reporting Oregon’s first week has gone very well.

Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Report Brisk Sales On Opening Day

OREGON: The line formed at Oregrown before the doors opened at 8 a.m. Thursday and stayed that way until the shop closed nearly 16 hours later.

The numbers alone tell the story: More than 1,100 customers came through the downtown Bend shop on Thursday, the first day of legal marijuana sales in Oregon, said Oregrown owner Aviv Hadar. In all, they spent a staggering $55,000.

“The numbers just blew us away,” he said.

Legal recreational marijuana sales got underway in Oregon this week with 245 dispensaries eligible to sell the drug. Many shops in Portland, home to more than 100 marijuana dispensaries, saw brisk business Thursday.