Update: Two days after this story was published, on Tuesday, June 30, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Washington’s state budget. The new budget includes $20 million over the next two years for drug prevention and education.
The campaign to legalize marijuana promised that almost a quarter of the taxes from those sales would fund education and prevention efforts.
And pot is selling well: Washington state’s marijuana retail stores are selling over $1 million worth of marijuana a day.