ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Tax dollars from Alaska’s new marijuana industry have finally begun flowing into state coffers, with the first cash payments from pot businesses being made in Anchorage this week.

Leif Abel, co-owner and co-founder of Greatland Ganja in Kasilof, arrived at the Permanent Fund Dividend office in downtown Anchorage Tuesday morning to pay $5,600 in taxes for one of his cultivation business’s first sales.

He is the second marijuana business owner to pay his taxes in cash; the first deposit was made Monday evening, according to the Department of Revenue.

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