Nevada marijuana sales continue to soar

Last week the Nevada Department of Taxation released the latest numbers for tax revenue from marijuana recreational sales.

Since July, when the sale of legal recreational marijuana began, Nevada has brought in more than $30 million in tax revenues in its first six months.

About $19.5 million of that has come from the special 10 percent sales tax on the nearly $200 million worth of recreational marijuana sold across the state.

November numbers reported a slight dip with dispensaries selling about $33.4 million and an increase in December of $35.8 million.  Both months fell slightly short compared to the numbers in October of $38 million.

In total, the state has brought in about $5.8 million from marijuana taxes for the month of December.

Roughly $3.6 million came from the recreational sales taxes while another $2.2 million came from the wholesale tax levied at the cultivation level.

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