Colorado: $2 million in recreational pot taxes in January, 1st month of sales

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  1. Phillipmcd

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    Nice.

    In the world's first accounting of a recreational pot industry, Colorado officials say the state has made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, the first month of sales.
    The tax total reported Monday by the state Department of Revenue indicates $14.02 million worth of recreational pot was sold. The state collected roughly $2.01 million in taxes.

    The taxes come from 12.9 percent sales taxes and 15 percent excise taxes. Voters approved the pot taxes last year. The first $40 million of the excise tax must go to school construction.

    http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/homegarden/249342711.html
     
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    Lets hope that all states follow the lead now.
     
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    wife is a whore Tard News Team VIP

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    But I don't want to buy it. I want a Grower's License, so I can have 1/2 dozen plants and 1/2lb on hand. Charge me $50/month for that.
     
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    When its legal its legal bro. You can grow what you want.
     
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    Probably lots of "driving under the influence" money too.
     
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    What is your stance of the legalization of weed?
     
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    CrucifiedAGT He's Around VIP

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    Duh
     
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    Not an issue I care about, until people use their EBT cards to buy it. Then it's my tax money.

    Guess you are for it? You feeling better? What day is this of your regimen?
     
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    Of course I am for the ending of the fake war on drugs.

    I am feeling much better, thank you :hat:
     
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