In August alone, recreational marijuana sales reached $59.2 million, and medical marijuana sales totaled $41.4 million, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue.

More than $13 million in taxes, licenses, and fees on marijuana were collected in Colorado the same month - up 70% from August 2014.

According to the Department of Revenue website, "total marijuana tax revenue includes the 2.9% retail and medical marijuana sales tax, 10% retail marijuana special sales tax, 15% marijuana excise tax, and retail/medical marijuana application and license fees."

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