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Pot sales continue surge in August

Spokane County marijuana stores reported $4.2 million in sales in August, bouncing back after the new tax structure caused a dip in July's revenue total.

Sativa Sisters on Trent Avenue reported the most sales of the county's 15 stores last month, with $581,453 worth of product sold. Greenlight had been the top-selling store in Spokane County every month so far in 2015, but the store closed down for several days after a robbery occurred there Aug. 3.

All sales figures were reported this week by the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board.

The five stores that sold the most marijuana in August were:

  1. Sativa Sisters - $581,453
  2. Greenlight - $552,638
  3. Satori - $525,453
  4. Cinder (Valley) - $450,912
  5. Cinder (Division) - $384,861

In total, Spokane County stores reported sales 10.6 percent higher than July, when a new tax structure that imposed a single excise tax at the point of sale went into effect.

Click here to see the sales for all of Spokane County's marijuana stores, from June 2014 to August 2015.

Statewide, Washington's 173 retail marijuana shops reported sales of $66 million in August, up from $59 million in July.

Growers reported more sales in August than July as well, with 33 producers posting revenues of $361,582. The five marijuana producers reporting the most last month in revenue were (location in parentheses):

  1. Mean Green (Cheney) - $115,734
  2. D & L Enterprises (Cheney) - $109,516
  3. Montgomery Avenue Growers (Cheney) - $58,323
  4. Family Plot (Cheney) - $19,462
  5. Freedom Farms (Spokane Valley) - $14,219

Processors reported slightly less income in August as compared to July on Thursday. Revenues of $2.9 million were reported by 58 companies, down from $2.95 million the month before. Processors sometimes post their revenue later than retail shops, indicating August may turn out to be a more lucrative month than July in the long run.

The five marijuana processors reporting the most revenue last month were:

  1. Grow Op Farms - $855,652
  2. Growstate-One - $350,913
  3. Blue Roots Cannabis - $171,394
  4. Farmer J's - $130,101
  5. The Happy Crowd - $106,931



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Kip Hill
Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk covering City Hall, Congressional politics and the marijuana industry. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.

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