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

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) - 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 recreational sales.

The Statesman Journal in Salem reports (http://is.gd/6L3fPc ) 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 alone brought in $3.5 million in Oregon.

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

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