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Washington Expects Pot Sales Tax Revenue Surge to $1 Billion

Flag Map of Washington State via Wikimedia Commons
 
Washington State expects marijuana sales taxes to bring in more than $1 billion over the next four years, according to a budget forecast published by the Office of Financial Management.
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Does the legal marijuana industry have a race problem?

Co-owners of the recreational marijuana store, Bud Nation, strive to maintain a diverse set of employees in an industry that is predominantly white. Image: Courtesy Bud Nation.

After a year, legal marijuana earns $70 million in new taxes for Washington

Cannabis City clerk Will Bibbs, left, helps a customer looking over a display case of marijuana products at the shop in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
 
A year after legalization, cannabis tax revenues in the state have topped expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.
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Vancouver-based marijuana shop has highest sales in Washington, thanks to Oregon buyers

Image of Main Street Marijuana, Washington state's top recreational marijuana store
 
Oregon marijuana users helped propel a Vancouver retailer to the top recreational weed shop in Washington.
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