Recreational and medical marijuana taxes

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:Van Huynh, Research and Fiscal Analysis Division 360-534-1512

For media inquiries, please contact: Mikhail Carpenter, Communications Director, at 360-705-6605 or