Is It Time For The U.S. To Legalize Marijuana?

Parks and Rec Executive Director Lauri Dannemiller wrote again to Chase on Feb. 27, making clear that those detailed plans would be a requirement.

COLORADO: Is it high time for the federal government to legalize marijuana? That’s what pot activists are asking a day after Colorado voters approved a historic ballot measure to tax legal marijuana sales, and Portland, Me., became the first East Coast city to vote to legalize marijuana for adults.

Is It Time For The U.S. To Legalize Marijuana?

Time for the US to Legalize? That's what pot activists are asking a day after Colorado voters approved a historic ballot measure to tax legal marijuana sales, and Portland, Me., became the first East Coast city to vote to legalize marijuana for adults.

COLORADO: Is it high time for the federal government to legalize marijuana? That’s what pot activists are asking a day after Colorado voters approved a historic ballot measure to tax legal marijuana sales, and Portland, Me., became the first East Coast city to vote to legalize marijuana for adults.

How High Is Too High For Colorado Pot Tax?

According to financial data released last week, the state also raked in significantly more money taxing marijuana than it did taxing alcohol for the yearlong period of July 2014 to June 2015, with marijuana netting almost $70 million and alcohol just under $42 million.

COLORADO: After legalizing recreational marijuana last year, Colorado voters Tuesday are considering a tax on the drug. The ballot measure represents the “politics of compromise,” said Rep. Jonathan Singer, the Democratic state legislator behind the tax proposal. The tax on marijuana must be high enough to generate revenue for enforcement but low enough to deter consumers Read the full article…

Colorado Voters To Decide How To Tax Pot

While polls suggest the tax is going to pass — even in this state where voters frequently reject new taxes — it is very much an open question how much the state is going to reap.

COLORADO: A pro-pot jingle in Colorado last year went like this: “Jobs for our people/Money for schools/Who could ask for more?” Nearly a year after Colorado legalized recreational weed, voters get the chance to decide exactly how much more — in taxes. On Tuesday, voters decide whether to approve a 15 percent pot excise tax to Read the full article…

Will WA State's Legal Marijuana Taxes Go To Health Care? Maybe Not

Considering the amount of money the city has spent chasing down dispensaries, it certainly makes sense to consider bringing the market above ground and generating some revenues from it

WASHINGTON: 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 the money will go to health care after all.

In Colorado, Biz and labor support tax on recreational marijuana

“Our idea and hope is to get some of the constituent groups that might have been at odds during the Amendment 64 debate, and get them to come together with this,” explained Singer.

COLORADO: With less than three months before Colorado voters decide whether to tax recreational marijuana for schools and enforcement, proponents are only just sparking the proposition.

Buzz-kill: Denver proposes 5% tax on marijuana sales

Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver City Council don't want to even smell marijuana.

COLORADO:  Remember when marijuana activists argued that legalized pot could help control budget deficits by reducing police costs and raising tax revenues?  Putting that into practice in Denver has proven a bit difficult.  Advocates for legalization are now balking at a 5% tax on marijuana purchases, possibly going to 10% to match the state’s taxes on Read the full article…

Buzz-kill: Denver proposes 5% tax on marijuana sales

Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver City Council don't want to even smell marijuana.

COLORADO:  Remember when marijuana activists argued that legalized pot could help control budget deficits by reducing police costs and raising tax revenues?  Putting that into practice in Denver has proven a bit difficult.  Advocates for legalization are now balking at a 5% tax on marijuana purchases, possibly going to 10% to match the state’s taxes on Read the full article…