Cities not seeing much tax revenue from marijuana; Legislature diverting it to fund education

Cities not seeing much tax revenue from marijuana; Legislature diverting it to fund education

More than three years after recreational marijuana sales began in Washington, cities are seeing less and less of the pot revenue the state once promised.

As cities struggle with budgets, they’re going to feel the pain from money they aren’t getting, said Association of Washington Cities government relations advocate Candice Bock.

Of the $550 million in marijuana taxes expected to be generated next year, cities where sales are allowed had been expected to share in $15 million of the state’s revenue in each of the next two years and

Cities not seeing much tax revenue from marijuana; Legislature diverting it to fund education

 

 






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