The young but fast-growing state-legal cannabis industry has proven to be quite a lucrative space. While opponents of cannabis reform offered a slew of reasons against legalizing cannabis such as increased drug use and criminal activity, statistics have proven them wrong. Not only has legal adult-use cannabis created more than 200,000 new job opportunities, becoming one of the fastest-growing job markets in the country, but it has also provided states with billions of dollars in tax revenue.
According to a recent report from the Marijuana Policy Project (“MPP”), recreational cannabis has earned states close to $8 billion in tax revenue since adult-use sales began in 2014. To arrive at this figure, MPP studied 18 states with legal recreational cannabis markets, looking closely at their tax structures and revenue streams since they launched recreational cannabis sales. Although seven of these states have yet to launch sales of adult-use cannabis, the MPP concluded that cannabis provides…
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