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Colorado Rolling in Totally Legit Drug Money

Legalizing marijuana is paying off for state taxpayers

Since legalizing marijuana last year, Colorado’s successes have astounded naysayers. In addition to raising about $60 million in tax revenue, the pot industry has created thousands of jobs and small businesses, brought a boom to tourism, and inspired more than a few unique festivals. Legalization has even helped the ailing journalism industry—this past April the Denver Post appointed its very first weed critic.

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