Special Report

Potential Marijuana Tax Revenue in Every State


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
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46. Virginia
> Potential pot tax revenue: $231 million
> Total state tax revenue: $18.95 billion (14th highest)
> Marijuana use rate: 7.0% of adults (22nd lowest)
> Likelihood of legalizing: Medium

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47. Washington
> Potential pot tax revenue: $197 million
> Total state tax revenue: $19.45 billion (13th highest)
> Marijuana use rate: 13.1% of adults (3rd highest)
> Likelihood of legalizing: N/A

View of mountains in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.
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48. West Virginia
> Potential pot tax revenue: $51 million
> Total state tax revenue: $5.38 billion (12th lowest)
> Marijuana use rate: 6.4% of adults (15th lowest)
> Likelihood of legalizing: Medium

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49. Wisconsin
> Potential pot tax revenue: $159 million
> Total state tax revenue: $16.41 billion (18th highest)
> Marijuana use rate: 6.4% of adults (17th lowest)
> Likelihood of legalizing: Medium

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50. Wyoming
> Potential pot tax revenue: $16 million
> Total state tax revenue: $2.26 billion (2nd lowest)
> Marijuana use rate: 6.3% of adults (13th lowest)
> Likelihood of legalizing: Low