By the numbers: Marijuana in MassachusettsPosted by On

Massachusetts voters legalized the recreational use of cannabis, or marijuana, for people aged 21 or older in 2016. Since then, the recreational trade has grown steadily.

Here’s a look at the marijuana business in the Bay State, by the numbers, according to the state’s Cannabis Control Commission.

264 adult-use marijuana retailers and 100 medical marijuana treatment centers have commenced operations in Massachusetts, as of Jan. 12, 2023.

242 adult-use marijuana licenses are pending approval by the state Cannabis Control Commission, as of Jan. 12, 2023.

More than 1,155 marijuana establishments — cultivators, product manufacturers, retailers, independent testing laboratories, microbusinesses, marijuana couriers — are licensed in Massachusetts, as of Sept. 15, 2022.

Massachusetts adult-use marijuana retailers took in $1.42 billion in sales between Jan. 1, 2022 and Dec. 18, 2022.

Massachusetts adult-use marijuana retailers have taken in more than $3.9 billion in sales since the first one opened in November 2018.

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