Sales figures from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission show that the city of Ontario has once again sold nearly $10,000,000 worth of marijuana for the month of April, mostly to customers from Idaho.
The $9,915,582 worth of marijuana products sold in April is the second-greatest monthly sales total after last month’s record $10,368,938 sales in March. Three of the four months’ sales in 2021 have topped $9.5 million.
Malheur County—in which only Ontario allows sales—once again is the state’s per capita leader in marijuana sales, at $17.49 per every adult in the county of 24,642. But the county dropped to fourth in overall sales, behind Multnomah, Lane, and Washington.
With a state tax rate of 20 percent on cannabis sales, Idahoans help to contribute about $2 million a month in tax revenue to the state of Oregon by shopping for marijuana in Ontario. According to estimates by the Tax Foundation, Idaho is missing out on $33.3 million in marijuana tax revenues a year by maintaining criminal prohibition.