The marijuana industry brought $512,500 in state tax revenue in June, the most in a single month so far, according to the Alaska Department of Revenue.
"This is really incredible," wrote Kelly Mazzei, excise tax supervisor for the tax division. "We knew it would happen; we just didn't know when."
Forty growers paid taxes to the state in June. Fairbanks, with 10 cultivators, still had the most cannabis growers of all Alaska communities. In Anchorage, five growers paid taxes. The rest were scattered around Southcentral and Southeast Alaska.