The Columbian / Associated Press

Oregon pot stores sell more than $11 million in first 5 days

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association estimates that marijuana stores sold more than $11 million of marijuana during the state’s first week of legal re creational sales.

The Statesman Journal in Salem reports that Oregon sales outpaced the first week of recreational sales in Colorado and Washington. Colorado’s first week of sales reached $5 million. In Washington state, sales during the first month hit $2 million.

Retailers of Cannabis Association Executive Director Casey Houlihan says the first day of sales in Oregon brought in $3.5 million.

Marijuana stores opened their doors to recreational users on Oct. 1.