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Alaska’s Marijuana Industry Continues to Expand


Alaska’s marijuana industry continues to see growth. In September, the state collected $1.5 million in tax revenue from 119 retailers.

The state releases monthly reports detailing the amount of marijuana tax revenue it collects, Juneau Empire reports. Sales in August generated about $60,000 more. Since March of this year, monthly marijuana tax collections have exceeded $1 million.

Alaska’s excise tax director, Kelly Mazzei, speculates that marijuana tax collections could exceed $1.8 million in December.

Since the start of marijuana tax payments, the state has collected $17.2 million from marijuana growers.

In September, the state reports 1,077 pounds of trim being sold and 1,529 pounds of marijuana flower were reportedly transferred from cultivators.