The Oregon Department of Revenue reports that tax receipts from recreational marijuana continue to exceed even upwardly revised estimates.

The state's haul for November was $6.46 million, or about 85 percent more than than the Legislative Revenue Office forecast back in May.

Marijuana Tax Receipts Continue Strong
Marijuana Tax Receipts Continue Strong

Receipts for the year now total $54.5, which is about 25 percent more that the state expected to collect between Feb. 2016 and June 2017.

With lawmakers facing a $1.7 billion deficit when they convene next year, cannabis consumption is one of the few bright spots in the budget.