(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 throughout the state.
Gov. Jared Polis has praised the industry for creating new jobs and preventing youth marijuana use.