Monday, April 23, 2018 | 4:03 p.m.
State officials say February was another good month for marijuana sales in Nevada.
A Department of Taxation report issued Monday says taxable sales of adult-use marijuana topped $35.3 million for the month, up 9 percent from January but short of the $35.8 million sold in December.
Chief state economist Bill Anderson says February was the third-largest sales month in the eight months since recreational-use sales began last July.
Anderson says taxes on medicinal and recreational marijuana brought in just under $6 million.
Sales have surpassed projections every month, and Anderson says the nearly $42 million in tax revenue from those sales is already nearing the $50.3 million projected for the entire year.
Nevada has 316 certified medical and recreational pot sales outlets in five of the state's 17 counties.
Editor’s note: Brian Greenspun, the CEO, publisher and editor of the Las Vegas Sun, has an ownership interest in Essence Cannabis Dispensary.