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How $1 billion in pot taxes gets spent in Washington state

"This year marks a milestone for the state’s legal pot industry. For the first time since voters approved recreational pot use nine years ago, the state of Washington is expected to collect more than $1 billion in marijuana sales taxes and fees over the course of its next two-year budget cycle.

That’s nearly three times what the state collected from 2015 to 2017, the first budget period in which legal pot stores were open for business the entire time."

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