State rolls in more pot tax revenue than expected

The revenue department collects $6.84 million in January, February

Oregon’s Department of Revenue unwittingly marked unofficial “Weed Day” April 20 by announcing another better-than-predicted return in recreational marijuana revenue.

The state collected $6.84 million in taxes from sales of recreational pot in January and February — the first two months since a 25 percent tax on the product took effect. Tax collections exceeded state economists’ projection of $2 million to $3 million for the first year of taxation on the product.

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