Colorado marijuana revenue reaches over $1 billion

DENVER, Colo. (CNN) – Colorado has now made over $1 billion in revenue since legalizing marijuana five years ago.

This week the Colorado Department of Revenue announced that the tax, license and fee revenue is up to $1.02 billion.

Marijuana sales have reached $6.5 billion.

That money has gone toward education and health programs in throughout the state.

Governor Jared Polis has praised the industry for creating new jobs and preventing youth marijuana use.

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