As much as $36.1 million of Illinois' marijuana tax revenue in the fiscal year 2022 came from cannabis sales to Wisconsin residents, a recent memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) revealed, writes WisPolitics.
Shortly after the memo was issued, Senate Democratic Leader Melissa Agard released the following statement:
“It should upset every Wisconsinite that our hard-earned tax dollars are going across the border to Illinois. This is revenue that could be going toward Wisconsin’s public schools, transportation infrastructure, and public safety. Instead, Illinois is reaping the benefits of Republican obstructionism and their prohibitionist stance on marijuana legalization.”