Washington Pot Sales Hit $3.8M [VIDEO]

Pot smokers in Washington propelled the state’s first month of legal marijuana sales to just under $3.8 million, meaning more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported Friday. Licenses have been issued to about 40 stores, though only 18 sold marijuana in July and 16 have reported August sales. β€œIt’s off to a healthy start, considering that the system isn’t fully up and running yet,” said a spokesman for the Washington Liquor Control Board. For comparison, Colorado collected close to $2 million in excise and sales taxes in its first month of retail marijuana sales.

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