Chart: Maryland’s first-year medical marijuana sales approach $100 million

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Maryland’s slow-to-start medical marijuana industry made up for lost time, zooming toward $100 million in first-year sales.

Maryland brought in $95.4 million in dispensary sales between Dec. 1, 2017, and Nov. 30, 2018, averaging 21% monthly growth and peaking in November at $13.8 million.

That total surpassed first-year MMJ sales in Illinois, Massachusetts and New York – combined.

Several factors drove the hot start to Maryland’s MMJ program, namely:

A solid initial patient base of nearly 11,000 that grew 191%

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