Years later, Recreational marijuana use in Washington
According to the website 502data.com, pot shops in the state can take in anywhere from US $5,000 to $50,000 a day.
The overall scope of the business is growing,” Chad Champagne, owner of 420 said.
The green rush happening in Washington state is proving to be a boon for both business owners and the state.
So far, overall revenue is at about $1 billion, while the state has collected $210 million in taxes.
“The idea was if you regulate it like alcohol, that money can be used for the state rather than for the black market,” said Rick Garza, director of the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board.
“A gram used to sell for $20 to $30,” 420’s Champagne said. “Now, it’s $8 to $15.”
Low-cost pot is a big concern for those opposed to legal marijuana sales.