Maryland Retail Cannabis Sales Tick Down in September

The number of certified patients registered in the state also ticked downward.

Maryland retail cannabis sales topped $90 million for medical and recreational marijuana goods, combined, in September, according to state figures.

Total sales of $90.5 million fell slightly from the $91.7 million reported in August. The decline in overall sales is due to a 6% drop in sales of medical marijuana, even while adult-use product sales increased 2%.

According to a breakdown from the Maryland Cannabis Administration, between Sept. 1 and 30, marijuana retailers sold:

$54.6 million in flower
$24.5 million in concentrates
$6.2 million in edibles
$4.9 million in infused nonedible goods
$567,414 in shake
$12,617 in marijuana plants

The number of certified patients registered in the state also ticked downward, a common trend after adult-use sales become legal. As of Oct. 1, the Maryland Cannabis Administration reported 151,009 certified patients, down from a peak of 163,935 on June 1.

The state is preparing to open its next round of licensing in just over a month, which is expected to result in the issuance of 179 new marijuana licenses, including:

75 dispensaries
16 growers
32 processors

This first round of licensing will be dedicated to social-equity applicants. Currently, the adult-use market is made up of companies that were already active in the medical marijuana market in the state.

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