Nathan Burton/Taos News

New Mexico has seen stable sales growth since recreational cannabis became legal in the state on April 1, and so far hasn't experienced a shortage of product for medical patients.

New Mexico recorded $40.6 million in cannabis sales in August, with Taos County bringing in over $586,000, numbers that reflect the continued rapid growth of the new industry following the state's activation of recreational cannabis sales on April 1.

Taos has also seen an influx of retail stores, with a total of six dispensaries currently open for business, and another five approved by the state’s Cannabis Control Division. But while dispensaries have popped up quickly, production licenses still take a long time to approve, according to cannabis industry professionals.

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