Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. The business hit an amazing mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado eclipsed one billion dollars in sales in eight months in 2016, it took 10 months. Colorado’s marijuana retailers logged upward of one point two billion dollars in collective medical and recreational sales through August, according to The Cannabist’s extrapolations of state tax. Year-to-date sales are up twenty one percent from the first eight months of 2016, when recreational and medical marijuana sales totaled eight hundred forty six point five million dollars.