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A Seattle Seahawks fan smokes marijuana in a car before watching Super Bowl XLVIII in Seattle, Washington February 2, 2014. Washington state and Colorado both voted in 2012 to legalize recreational marijuana use, though the drug remains illegal under federal law. Recreational pot shops opened earlier this month in Colorado and are set to do so later this year in Washington state. REUTERS/Jason Redmond   (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL SOCIETY DRUGS POLITICS) - RTX185NT A Seattle Seahawks fan smokes marijuana in a car before watching Super Bowl XLVIII in Seattle, Washington February 2, 2014. Washington state and Colorado both voted in 2012 to legalize recreational marijuana use, though the drug remains illegal under federal law. Recreational pot shops opened earlier this month in Colorado and are set to do so later this year in Washington state. REUTERS/Jason Redmond (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL SOCIETY DRUGS POLITICS) - RTX185NT  

Report: Weed is good for you(r state)

Think marijuana legalization doesn’t help state budgets? Think again.

Marijuana retailers collected more than $1.24 million in tax revenue from the sale of sweet sticky icky in the first month of Colorado’s pot legalization.

18 of Colorado’s 35 pot retailers reported that revenue in the first 27 days of legalization alone, according to an NBC News Survey.

The survey did not mention how much taxable revenue was generated from DVD sales of “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” during that same period.

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