Denver has released its Annual Marijuana Report which looks at statistics from 2016 and 2017. Here are some of the important takeaways:
Retail sales were up 29 percent in 2017 when compared to the previous year. Medical sales dropped 3 percent. Marijuana tax revenues increase by 20 percent in 2017.
Marijuana related crime in 2017 accounted for less than one percent of the overall crime in Denver at .30 percent compared to .42 percent in 2016.
Marijuana industry-related crime in 2017 represented less that one half of one percent of he overall crime in Denver.
Denver's portion of Colorado's marijuana sales declines by 10 -percent in a period from 2014 through 2017, Denver accounted for 38.7 percent of marijuana sales in 2017.