The University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) released a study analyzing the potential economic benefits of legalizing and taxing marijuana. The researchers, led by BBER Director Dr. Patrick Barkey, project that Montana will generate $236 million in new revenue from marijuana sales by 2026. Click here to read the full report.
The study anticipates a significant boost will come from tourists visiting Montana, with the new marijuana revenue supporting many important programs and services for Montanans. This chart shows the breakdown:
As Montana confronts the economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue is among the top reasons Montanans should support legalizing and regulating marijuana.
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