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Medical marijuana requires a state red card, which can only be obtained by Colorado residents with a recommendation from a doctor that a patient suffers from a debilitating medical condition that may benefit from medical marijuana.
In its first full year of sales, from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, Washington state collected $62 millionin marijuana excise taxes, $10 million in state sales taxes, $1.3 million in state B&O taxes, and $3.6 million in local sales taxes on $157 million on retail sales.27 (Medical marijuana generated another $7 million in sales tax revenue, but this revenue is expected to decline due to medical marijuana law changes.) Excise tax collection estimates for FY 2016 are $134 million.
Medical marijuana had been legal in the state since the passage of Initiative 692 in 1998, and that industry had been a “Wild West” with effectively no state licensing requirements, production standards, agricultural or health regulations, or taxation beyond the regular sales tax.
Medical marijuana treatment centers/dispensaries are allowed through site plan approval and a special permit from the Planning Board in the Industrial A and Industrial C zoning district.
Medical marijuana laws are associated with increases in substance use treatment admissions by pregnant women.