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September 16, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Pot sales and taxes up from same period last month

During the first 15 days of September, Washington pulled in nearly $1 million in tax revenue from marijuana sales, according to figures provided by the state’s Liquor Control Board. State-licensed pot businesses reported $3,833,072 in sales during the past 15 days. They will pay excise taxes totaling $958,468 to the state. That tax figure reflects sales throughout the supply chain,…

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June 27, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Who can consume legal pot in Washington

A sign posted at a growing operation in Sodo. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

A sign posted at a growing operation in Sodo. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Let’s be clear: Washington voters legalized weed for adults, not minors. Minors can’t legally possess pot. Under state law, it remains a felony to sell to minors or furnish minors.  Even the most prominent of the technically illegal delivery services that have sprung up in Seattle won’t serve minors.  Keeping pot away from minors is one of the eight priorities laid down by the U.S. Department of Justice in allowing Colorado and Washington to proceed with their legal pot experiments.

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