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How would this policy be paid for?

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The additional $125 million for local, community, and tribal treatment and recovery programs would come from existing marijuana tax revenues, which totaled about $390 million in 2019.  Much of the marijuana tax is already dedicated to health care, prevention, and Washington’s cities and counties. This new $125 million for treatment and recovery would come from the remainder of the marijuana tax that currently flows into the state’s general fund. When the services for the Treatment and Recovery Act are implemented, it will cost only one half of one percent (0.5%) of the state's annual operating budget but increase state funding for treatment and recovery services by about 30%.