Colorado marijuana sales hit $1.5 billion in 2017

Data released Friday say adult-use sales topped $1.09 billion during the year, with the remaining $416.52 million coming from medical marijuana.

Data say the state collected upward of $247 million in taxes and fees revenue from marijuana sales.

The previous record was in 2016, when marijuana shops did $1.3 billion in sales. Sales were $996 million in 2015.