WASHINGTON: All told, the legal recreational marijuana business has made more than $265 million statewide since business began opening in June and July last year. From that, the state has raised $67 million in excise taxes.
For the most part, which parts of the state are seeing the most sales seems to mirror population. King, Spokane and Clark counties see some of the largest shares of sales on the retail sale and processing sides of the industry.
Eastern Washington, however, has seen the most sales on the production end, with Benton, Chelan and Spokane counties contributing the most to the $5.4 million in total sales recorded in that sector.