Wikileaf claims, “Cannabis and alcohol are taxed in similar ways across all five states…” The paper shows that each of the five states have legislated a cannabis-specific excise tax which is earmarked at least in part for crucial social services. The states also collect beverage alcohol excise taxes, and some states earmark that tax in part for social services.

To summarize: Wikileaf’s paper appears to say that, in these five states overall, and by percentage, cannabis taxes provide slightly more support to social programs than taxes from beverage alcohol.

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