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Colorado Marijuana Sales Could Reach $1 Billion03:36

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The official figures won't be released until next month, but in Colorado, revenue from the first collection of taxes on recreational marijuana is by all accounts a bonanza.

Governor John Hickenlooper's budget proposal for next fiscal year estimates that the state's recreational and medical marijuana industry could reach $1 billion in sales — and bring in about $134 million in taxes.

Ben Markus of Colorado Public Radio joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson with details.


This segment aired on February 21, 2014.

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