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The state has now collected more than one-million dollars in taxes from the sale of recreational marijuana in Illinois. That total is for the first eight months of this year, with a chunk of the money going to local governments, according to Illinois Department of Revenue Spokesman Sam Salustro.
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The tax money will also be used for things like substance abuse and mental health treatment, and to invest in communities hit hard by the war on drugs.