Oregon has collected more than $25 million in taxes on marijuana in 2016, according to the state Department of Revenue.
The total revenue collected between January 1 and July 31 of this year alone is more than the initial two-year projection of $18.4 million estimated by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Oregon Department of Revenue spokeswoman Joy Krawczyk said the high number is due in large part to the fact that medical dispensaries started collecting a 25 percent tax on their recreational pot sales on January 4.
In that first month, the state collected $3.48 million in taxes.
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