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Will the state’s legal pot taxes go to health care?

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SEATTLE — One selling point of Washington’s new legal marijuana law was that a huge chunk of pot-related tax revenue would be devoted to health coverage for low-income residents.

But it’s not clear if the money will go to health care after all.

Under the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” a would-be recipient of the pot taxes — Washington’s Basic Health Plan — is being eliminated. The plan, which provided low-cost health insurance to the working poor,…

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