Marijuana Market / Economy

Reports and Studies

09/05/13 | Washington Office of Financial Management Fiscal Impact Statement on I-502

Washington State’s independent Office of Financial Management estimates that I-502 will generate approximately $295 million in tax revenue for the state in FY 2014. Looking further down the road, for FY 2017, they estimate that the initiative will generate $564 million for the state in excise and sales taxes.

09/05/13 | Colorado Center on Law & Policy Fiscal Estimate on Amendment 64

This report, released August 16, 2012, found that the state would instantly save $12 million for the year following legalization because of reduced criminal costs. The total combined savings and additional revenue will be approximately $60 million, with the potential for that number to double after 2017. The Amendment is also expected to create 372 new jobs.

09/05/13 | Maryland Legislative Services Fiscal and Policy Note on Bill to Tax and Regulate Marijuana

According to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, taxing and regulating marijuana will raise approximately $91.3 million each year from the imposed excise tax. Revenues generated from the sales tax will vary based on the retail price of marijuana and the location of the sale, but the Department estimates that revenues from the sales tax will be approximately $37.3 million each year.

11/05/09 | Marijuana Arrests in the United States - 2007

The most exhaustive collection of data ever on U.S. marijuana arrests, penalties and related information finds no relationship between marijuana arrest and use rates, while penalty structures act as a price support mechanism that boosts the illegal market.

09/22/09 | Revenue & Taxes from Oakland's Cannabis Economy: Report to Measure Z Oversight Committee

This analysis by Dale Gieringer and Richard Lee concludes that the medical marijuana business in the city of Oakland, Calif., could contribute tens of millions of dollars to the local economy.



08/06/11 |
Legalized Pot Is More Than a Tax Bonanza

08/06/11 |
The Marijuana Closet

08/06/11 |
3 Myths About Marijuana

08/06/11 |
This Is The Truth On Drugs ... Any Questions?

08/06/11 |
Regulation Would Take It Out of Criminals' Control



03/16/15 |
Colorado's marijuana money problem will be difficult to solve

02/23/15 |
Boycott Holiday Inn!

02/17/15 |
A Blazing Start: One year in, Colorado’s experiment with retail marijuana has been a sweeping success

02/13/15 |
MPP’s Mason Tvert Talks Tourism with “Fox & Friends”

02/06/15 |
On the Shoulders of Giants: Why Advocacy Matters






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