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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:37 PM

(CO) to Fund School Construction Through Marijuana Tax

Marijuana smokers in Colorado will be able to legally light up from January 1, but they’ll have to pay the state government for the pleasure following a statewide vote.

Voters in the Rocky Mountain state approved a ballot measure to tax legally sold recreational marijuana, with a 15 per cent excise levy on wholesale deals and a sales tax of up to 15 per cent on retail sales.

The two taxes are projected to bring in $US70 million ($AU73.92 million) per year. Up to $US40 million ($AU42.24 million) of that money is earmarked for school construction, with the remainder slated to pay for state regulation of marijuana and drug education.

Colorado voted to legalize marijuana in last year’s federal election, with 55 per cent of voters in favour of the measure. The measure to tax the drug passed far more handily, with voters opting for the tax by approximately a two-to-one count.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:39 PM

1. I think they should add that same tax to wholesale and retail sales of alcohol. nt

 

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:09 PM

2. i fully agree

i voted against the tax measure but was obviously on the losing side. this is not regulating pot like alcohol, which was the purpose of the amendment.

it won't be any cheaper for me to go to the shops than if i stayed with my current provider. so much for taking it off the black market.

I think the only people who are likely to use the shops are tourists and people who were afraid to smoke before despite it being decriminalized.

we'll probably try growing our own.

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