How much has Colorado made in pot taxes, fees in the first three months of legal sales? (Ed Andrieski, Associated Press file)

How much did Colorado make in pot taxes in Jan.-March ’14?

Colorado’s recreational pot sales jumped nearly a third in March. That’s according to sales tax reports issued by the state Thursday.

The state Department of Revenue says that Colorado sold nearly $19 million worth of recreational pot in March, up from about $14 million worth of recreational pot in February.

Through three months of retail recreational pot, Colorado has earned $7.3 million in recreational pot taxes. That figure does not include medical marijuana sales taxes or licensing fees, which bring Colorado’s haul to about $12.6 million.

Previous pot tax totals: How much in pot taxes did Colorado make in January alone? And what about February alone?

Just this week, state lawmakers approved a plan to spend marijuana taxes, mostly on child drug use prevention and outreach. The $33 million plan includes money for more school nurses and public education on using marijuana responsibly.

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