Washington state's new legalized marijuana law is hitting a major snag from an unlikely source: medical marijuana.
FOX's Dan Springer reports from Seattle:
Many who back the legal, recreational use of pot are worried that as long as medical pot is also legal; largely unregulated and completely untaxed, it will sharply undercut the tax revenue expected from the new, legal pot business. Voters were told the new law would bring in more than $500 million dollars a year. But, the state's pot czar warns it will be less than half that much if people start flocking to medical marijuana because it's cheaper. An effort to put a 20% tax on medical pot failed, as opponents argued no prescription drugs are taxed. But, lawmakers who view the whole medical pot industry as a sham have vowed to revive the tax idea early next year when recreational pot will officially go on sale.
In Seattle, Dan Springer, FOX News Radio.
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