Legalized Marijuana: 9 Charts You Need to See


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If you're curious about whether more states will legalize marijuana, these nine charts make a strong case that they will.

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Legalized Marijuana: 9 Charts You Need to See

  1. Legal Marijuana: 9 Charts You Need to See…
  2. On January 1, 2014, Colorado became the first state to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana for recreational use…
  3. One of the main arguments in favor of doing so was that it would “bolster Colorado’s economy with significant tax revenue and job creation…”
  4. Whether you agree or disagree with the move, we now know that it has…
  5. On February 18, 2014, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper submitted his official budget request for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015…
  6. Among other things, his request revealed that tax revenues from marijuana sales are exploding…
  7. In fiscal year 2013, which ends on June 30th, Colorado will earn an estimated $51 million in tax revenue from the sale of marijuana. In fiscal year 2014, the first full year of recreational sales, the figures is expected to increase to $134 million. $134 Million $51 Million FY 2013 FY 2014
  8. 140 $134 Million 120 Question: What caused revenue projections to skyrocket? Answer: The addition of recreational sales beginning January 1, 2014. 100 80 60 40 20 $16 Million 0 FY 2014 Tax Revenues w/out Recreational Sales FY 2014 Tax Revenues w/ Recreational Sales
  9. You can see why this is when you look at the breakdown in tax revenue from medical and recreational sales. Portion of tax revenues from medical marijuana sales: 12% Portion of tax revenues from recreational marijuana sales: 88% Medical Sales $15,796,489 12% Recreational Sales $117,847,657 88%
  10. Where exactly is the revenue coming from? Medical Marijuana Sales Recreational Marijuana Sales Other 1% Fees 36% Fees & 0% Other 2% Sales Tax 63% Excise Tax 39% Sales Tax 59%
  11. What is Colorado going to do with all its newfound riches???
  12. $40 million will go towards building and improving public schools… Build Schools $40 million
  13. $45 million will be spent on programs to prevent and deter marijuana use by children… Youth Drug Prevention $45 million
  14. $42 million will be used to treat substance abuse… Substance Abuse Treatment $42 million
  15. $12 million will fund regulatory oversight of the marijuana industry… Regulatory Oversight $12 million
  16. Other $12 million And $12 million will go toward law enforcement and other areas…
  17. So, is it worth it?
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