There was $139,621,291 in legal cannabis sold in Washington State in the month of September. This represents a roughly $10 million increase from sales in August, which at the time set the record for the highest amount of legal cannabis sold in a state in a given month.
The nearly $140 million in legal cannabis sold resulted in $26 million in taxes for the state. This brings the total amount of taxes the state has garnered from legal cannabis sales so far this year to around $250 million. The average daily sales are approximately $4.5 million, resulting in around $800,000 in taxes each day.
According to the Liquor and Cannabis Board, 447 retail licenses and 896 producer/processor licenses have been distributed. Further data on Washington’s legal cannabis market can be found on the Liquor and Cannabis Board’s website by clicking here.
About Anthony Martinelli
Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.