Washington’s Legal Weed Taxes May Be Meager

Washington state shouldn’t hold its breath for a major pot tax revenues, UCLA professor Mark Kleiman told “Inside Olympia” last week. That’s because the state’s heaviest weed smokers are already growing and buying inside Washington’s medical marijuana regime — where recreational taxes do not apply. “I don’t think the legal market they are imagining is going to be able to compete with the medical market if it remains as wide open as it currently is,” Kleiman said.

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