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Tucumcari sees record pot sales once again

One month after seeing record sales of legal marijuana, Tucumcari did it again.

Total sales of recreational and medical marijuana in the city of Tucumcari totaled more than $356,000 in August, edging the previous record of $352,000 in July, according to a news release Wednesday from the Cannabis Control Division of the state’s Regulation and Licensing Department.

Total adult-use recreational sales in Tucumcari were nearly $293,000 in August, with more than $63,000 in medicinal marijuana sales.

At least seven marijuana dispensaries are operating in Tucumcari, with more planned.

Logan also recorded more than $18,000 in cannabis sales in August, compared to over $25,000 in the previous month.

Total sales numbers for other eastern New Mexico municipalities in August:

• Clovis, $1.11 million;

• Hobbs, $1.65 million;

• Portales, $337,248;

• Clayton, $170,152;

• Texico, $78,005;

• Tatum, $70,698;

• Fort Sumner, $38,077;

• Lovington, $8,599.

The state’s population centers of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces and Hobbs saw the highest sales numbers.

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