While former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D)—currently a 2020 presidential candidate—has described his state’s earnings from legal marijuana sales as a “drop in the bucket,” current Gov. Jared Polis (D) is taking a different approach.
On Wednesday, his administration issued a report touting the fact that Colorado has so far brought in more than $1 billion in cannabis revenue.
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“This industry is helping grow our economy by creating jobs and generating valuable revenue that is going towards preventing youth consumption, protecting public health and safety and investing in public school construction,” Polis said in a press release.
The cannabis industry in Colorado is thriving – the state has reached $1 billion in marijuana tax revenue. We must continue to lead the way. We want