Colorado weed revenue reaches $1 billion

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(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.

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