marijuana tax http://www.kplu.org en Pot Tax Revenue Estimates Likely Hazy http://www.kplu.org/post/pot-tax-revenue-estimates-likely-hazy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Within the next year, marijuana taxes will start arriving in Washington state coffers.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But how much money can the state realistically expect to take in from legal, recreational pot sales? Washington’s revenue forecaster recently unveiled his first estimate, but the numbers may be a bit hazy.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14061 at http://www.kplu.org Pot Tax Revenue Estimates Likely Hazy Will Wash. State's Legal Pot Taxes Go to Health Care? http://www.kplu.org/post/will-wash-states-legal-pot-taxes-go-health-care <p>One selling point of Washington's new legal marijuana law was that a huge chunk of pot-related tax revenue would be devoted to health coverage for low-income residents.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But it's not clear the money will go to health care after all.</span><img alt="Description: --break-&gt;" height="3" src="file://localhost/Users/martha/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image002.png" style="line-height: 1.5;" width="3" /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as "</span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">," a would-be recipient of the pot taxes— Washington's Basic Health Plan—is being eliminated. The plan, which provided low-cost health insurance to the working poor, is being absorbed by Medicaid and will end Dec. 31, according the state Health Care Authority.</span> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:31:58 +0000 Gene Johnson & Gabriel Spitzer 10743 at http://www.kplu.org Will Wash. State's Legal Pot Taxes Go to Health Care?