• Analysis and Studies

    Office of Fiscal Management: WA I-502 Fiscal Impact

    by  • November 16, 2012 • Analysis and Studies, Official Reports • 1 Comment

    Fiscal Impact through Fiscal Year 2017 (executive summary) Initiative 502 would license and regulate marijuana production and distribution; tax marijuana sales; earmark marijuana-related revenues; and specifically prohibit driving under the influence of marijuana. The total fiscal impact on state and local government revenues, expenditures and costs is indeterminate due to the significant uncertainties related...

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    Infographics: Depending on who you ask, marijuana represents between 9 and 30% of Mexican cartel revenues.

    by  • November 13, 2012 • Analysis and Studies • 0 Comments

     “The  also predicted that drug trafficking revenues would fall 20 to 30 percent. But that’s a much more severe impact than the one predicted by the Rand Corp., which previously found that cartels would barely feel the pinch from legalization initiatives in the U.S… A 2010 Rand Corp. study estimated that legal marijuana use in California, a state...

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    Mexican think tank: legalization initiatives could cost Mexican cartels about $1.5 billion each

    by  • November 6, 2012 • Analysis and Studies • 0 Comments

    A new study by the Mexican Competitiveness institute takes a look at Mexican cartel revenues and their fragility in light of legalization initiatives in Washington, Colorado, and Oregon. The study calculates hypothetical post-legalization prices in each of the three states that might legalize and estimates that consumers and distributors would select to buy domestically-produced marijuana...

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    Center for New Revenue Analysis: Of Marijuana initiatives, WA I-502 brings most revenue, least likely to be shut down by Feds

    by  • October 26, 2012 • Analysis and Studies • 0 Comments

    Pat Oglesby of the Center for New Revenue writes (State Tax Notes, Volume 66, Number 4, pages 255-269): “But three states vote on marijuana-related measures on November 6. Colorado’s Amendment 64 anticipates taxes and caps them temporarily. Oregon’s Measure 80 generates revenue only with a state marijuana monopoly. Washington’s Initiative 502, with three levels of excises, contains the highest...

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