Retail pot sold more than medical pot. But what does it mean? | The Cannabist

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For the first time ever, Colorado’s recreational marijuana sales topped the state’s healthy medical cannabis numbers in July.

The numbers, released Tuesday from the state’s Department of Revenue, are big news for the U.S.’s oldest legal marijuana market. But what do they mean?

Are medical pot sales starting to top off? Are these numbers a sign of a thriving in-state recreational marketplace — or are out-of-state visitors drastically impacting these numbers? Is this a sign that Colorado’s groundbreaking regulated marijuana system is working? And how do Colorado-rooted politicians, business owners and activists feel about the crossover milestone?

We asked a few of these Colorado leaders — from marijuana attorney Joshua Kappel to Colorado congressman Jared Polis, businesswomen Amy Dannemiller a.k.a. Jane West to industry representative Taylor West — and here’s what they had to say.

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