In the year that followed, Washington recreational
recorded more than $250 million in gross sales,
generating $62 million for the state in excise taxes. Add in
other state and local taxes and the total tax bill topped $70
Kitsap marijuana retailers, growers and processors
grossed about $5.75 million, generating $1.44 million in
excise tax, according to statistics made available by the Liquor Control Board. Nearly $5
million of gross revenue came from the retail side.
Kitsap’s busiest marijuana shop made $430,000 in sales in June
The county can expect much higher sales totals in the
Relaxed taxes could also lure more customers to recreational
During the first year of sales, marijuana was taxed 25 percent
when sold between a producer and processor, another 25 percent when
sold to the retailer, and a final 25 percent when sold to the
consumer, resulting in an excise tax of up to 75 percent.
A law enacted this summer will reduce the overall tax to 37