Clark Asks: Where does marijuana tax money go? Police | The Columbian

Vancouver Assistant Police Chief Mike Lester once used to enforce the laws against marijuana, but now his paycheck is partially funded by it.“It’s a little ironic at times,” Lester said. “That’s just the way it is.”All the money Vancouver receives from marijuana tax goes to police. That answers our latest question posed using Clark Asks.Kay Olsen wondered: “What happens to the tax money that is generated in Clark County from marijuana sales? Could be put to good use for roads, homeless etc.”Washington expects to receive $730.4 million in pot taxes between 2017 and 2019. A little more than 4 percent of that — $30 million — goes to local governments, including Vancouver and Battle Ground, the only two local jurisdictions that allow its sale.

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