Oregon earns $11 million in first week of recreational marijuana sales

If your argument against the legalization of marijuana is that it will have no positive impact on a community, you will probably not like the most recent report coming out of the state of Oregon.

According to the Oregon Retail Cannabis Association, more than $3.5 million was made on the first day of legal sales for recreational pot.

In total, Oregon earned $11 million in the first week of legalization.

That’s quite the hefty sum.

The customers that have been going to local shops have been coming from all age groups.

Obviously we’re seeing a young crowd,” said one shop owner,  Jeff Johnson,  “but we’re also seeing people in their 50s and 60s that would never have bought the product if it wasn’t legal.”

There seems to be a growing support for legalized marijuana nationwide and the reports from Oregon show promise for other states.

There is no denying the positive impact legalized marijuana has had to the states that have put such laws in place, so you’d have to believe there are other lawmakers who are paying close attention and could soon fight for the legalization of the plant in their states.

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