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On November 6, 2012, Washington State voters passed Initiative 502 (I-502). The initiative makes it legal for businesses holding the appropriate marijuana license(s) to produce, process, or make retail sales of marijuana for recreational use.

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) approves, regulates, and enforces marijuana licenses. The LCB also administers and collects the 37 percent Marijuana excise tax.

For information on licensing or the marijuana excise tax, please visit LCB's Marijuana site.

The data contained in this report includes the following:

  • Estimated sales tax collections on marijuana and marijuana products for businesses with a marijuana retailer license
  • Estimated sales of marijuana and marijuana products that are exempt from sales tax for medical purposes
  • Marijuana Sales Tax Table


    If you have questions concerning this report, please contact: Erin Valz, Research and Fiscal Analysis Division (360)534-1522 ErinV@dor.wa.gov

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