Nevada dispensaries sold nearly $425 million worth of recreational marijuana and pulled in nearly $70 million in tax revenue in the state’s first full year of sales, officials announced Tuesday.

Including recreational and medical marijuana as well as marijuana-related goods and accessories, Nevada stores eclipsed a half-billion dollars in sales, just under $530 million, according to figures released Tuesday by the Nevada Department of Taxation.

That dwarfs first-year sales seen in other states, and significantly outpaced Nevada’s own projections for the budding industry.

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Colton Lochhead ~ Las Vegas Review-Journal ~

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