Marijuana Tax Revenues and Distributions in Recreationally Legal States

Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 787

Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, No. 69, July 2023

10 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2023

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Aaron Larson

Ohio State University (OSU), Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Students

Date Written: July 20, 2023

Abstract

An area of the law often forgotten regarding marijuana legalization is the tax and revenue portion of the statutory or constitutional legalization. Each state that has legalized recreational use marijuana generates profit for their state. How much profit are these states making? More importantly, how are the tax revenues being distributed? Many Americans' wonder where their tax money goes. For marijuana revenues, the majority of states divide their tax revenues through a required statutory scheme. While if may be tough to find out where your income tax is divided, marijuana tax revenues are much easier to see, legally.

Keywords: marijuana legalization, tax, distribution, revenue, state-by-state, cannabis reform

Suggested Citation

Larson, Aaron, Marijuana Tax Revenues and Distributions in Recreationally Legal States (July 20, 2023). Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 787, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, No. 69, July 2023, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4516369 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4516369

Aaron Larson (Contact Author)

Ohio State University (OSU), Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Students ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

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