Washington Earns $70 Million in Tax Revenue from Legal Marijuana Sales in First Year

Washington Earns $70 Million in Tax Revenue from Legal Marijuana Sales in First Year

SEATTLE, WA — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.

And who knows – the industry might even start making some money.

Washington pot farmers, processors and retailers have complained all year that heavy state and federal tax burdens, along with competition from an unregulated medical marijuana market,…

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