Compared with Colorado, state's marijuana tax revenue nearly triple in first 6 months

Marijuana buds (KSNV file)

Tax revenue from Nevada recreational marijuana sales were nearly triple what Colorado brought in during its first six months when it introduced similar sales in 2014.

According to a report released Friday by the Nevada Department of Taxation, more than $30 million in tax revenue was produced from July 1 through the end of 2017.

Colorado received $11 million in taxes during the first six months of sales four years ago.

Nevada marijuana sales dipped slight in November, but were up in December with about $35.8 million in sales, a rise from $33.4 million in sales in November. October sales were the high mark at $38 million.

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