Pot Sales Contribute More Than a Million in Tax Revenue
Pot sales are burning up state sales tax charts despite many cities in Eastern and Central Washington having bans or moratoriums on pot sales. One of the few local cities that allows it is now reconsidering, however.
The city of Prosser is home to a retail store called Altitude, but the City Council is now asking their attorney to draw up an ordinance that would temporarily ban other stores from opening. The ordinance could be approved at Monday's meeting.
Two stores are also open in Union Gap.
In total, nearly $3.8 million has been spent at the new marijuana retailers around the state. Washington has collected more than $1 million in taxes from the stores.