Oregon collects over $40M in marijuana tax

In January, medical marijuana dispensaries started to collect a 25% tax on their recreational marijuana sales

In this Feb. 17, 2016 photo, plants grow at the home of Jeremy Nickle, in his backyard in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nickel, who owns Hawaiian Holy Smokes and is applying for a dispensary, grows a variety of strains and has a medical marijuana card. Those wanting to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii face unique obstacles in a state of islands separated by federal waters. (AP Photo/Marina Riker)
In this Feb. 17, 2016 photo, plants grow at the home of Jeremy Nickle, in his backyard in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nickel, who owns Hawaiian Holy Smokes and is applying for a dispensary, grows a variety of strains and has a medical marijuana card. Those wanting to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii face unique obstacles in a state of islands separated by federal waters. (AP Photo/Marina Riker)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Department of Revenue has collected more than $40 million in marijuana tax payments so far this year, officials say.

As of September 30, the Beaver State has collected $40.2 million.

In January, medical marijuana dispensaries started to collect a 25% tax on their recreational marijuana sales.

Recreational retailers have to charge a 17% tax on all pot sales. Dispensaries must continue to charge 25% for recreational pot until the end of 2016, according to the Department of Revenue.