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Washington Marijuana Sales Top $2.4 Million In First 3 Weeks


washington state medical marijuana raidsThe sales numbers are in from Washington State for the first three weeks of recreational marijuana sales. Recreational marijuana sales started July 7, 2014 in Washington. While the numbers aren’t as staggering as they were in Colorado for the first three weeks there, they are still impressive. Per KXLY:

The Liquor Control Board says recreational marijuana license holders, in 21 days, generated more than $2.4 million in sales, translating to just over $614,000 in excise taxes.

Keep in mind the state has only issued 34 retail licenses, 111 processor licenses and 136 producer licenses. Thousands more are pending.

As the article stated, only 34 retail licenses have been issued, and not all of those had their license until recently. And even those that had their license during the first week of sales weren’t operating. Also, at least one retail location shut down after day 3 due to lack of supplies. When you take that all into consideration, the numbers are impressive, and will only continue to grow as supply issues get worked out, more licenses get issued, and more retail locations open up. Why isn’t every state doing this? Is there any state in America that doesn’t need more funding?


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  1. If politicians just followed the polling data we wouldn’t have any problem.

    A poll recently released by the Huffington Post showed that one detail gets a lot of support from voters. Support for legalizing marijuana in the privacy of one’s home received huge support:

    Americans are even more likely to support making it legal for a person to use marijuana in their own home. Sixty-six percent of Americans said that it should be legal to smoke pot in a private residence, including 72 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of independents. Even Republicans tended to say that smoking marijuana in a private residence should be legal, by a margin of 50 percent to 39 percent.

  2. How many state schemes to collect money to operate generates this type of windfall money?

  3. This is a no brainier come on America every state in the union could use more tax revenue and more importantly jobs remember every new job created has money put into other bussiness and creating more jobs.

  4. You’re right, once the greedy politicians start to see the green, they’ll just follow the money.

  5. We just need a few more states raking in this kind of revenue, and then the dominoes will start falling.

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