In its first year of recreational cannabis sales, the state generated $61 million in total taxes on nearly $400 million in marijuana sales, according to figures released Wednesday by state agencies.

But state officials say the work to build the industry is just getting started.

The figures from the Department of Revenue and the Cannabis Control Commission show the financial impact of recreational cannabis sales, which began in two dispensaries in communities in Central and Western Massachusetts on Nov. 20, 2018.

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Jessica Bartlett ~ Boston Business Journal via MassLive.com

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