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Here’s a chart Quartz compiled
|State||Grower tax, flower||Grower tax, trim||Excise and sales taxes|
|Colorado||None||None||15% on sales from grower to retailer; 15% on retail sales|
|Massachusetts||None||None||10.75% state excise tax; local sales tax capped at 3%|
|Nevada||None||None||15% on sales from grower to retailer; 10% on retail sales|
|Oregon||None||None||17% state excise tax; local sales tax capped at 3%|
|Washington State||None||None||37% state sales tax|
According to the Tax Policy Center, a partnership between the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, states with marijuana taxes put a portion of the funds toward the following:
- Alaska steers 50% of its cannabis revenues to its general fund, and 50% to crime reduction programs.
- California uses its cannabis revenues for administrative costs related to legalization, with extra funds going toward economic development, academic studies, and youth programs.
- Colorado earmarks its cannabis revenues for education.
- Massachusetts pays for various public safety programs with the cannabis taxes it collects.
- Nevada uses its cannabis revenues for education programs and to supplement its rainy day fund.
- Oregon finances education and drug treatment-and-prevention programs with its cannabis revenues, with some going to local governments.
- Washington State uses its cannabis revenues for healthcare.