State Pot Sales Top $14 Million, Tax Revenue Hits $3.5 Million

WASHINGTON:  Retail marijuana sales in Washington have edged above $14 million since the first store opened just over two months ago.

Total sales for the 10 weeks through Monday, Sept. 15, totaled $14,050,206, the state Liquor Control Board reported Tuesday.

From that total, the state counts excise taxes of $3,512,551.

In Colorado, the first state to legalize retail marijuana, revenue from taxes, licenses and fees reached $7.4 million in August.

The first 15 days of September marked sales of $3.8 million in Washington, well above the $3.2 million collected during the 25 days of July that followed the opening of the first retail store.