Colorado Pot Taxes Won’t Be As High As Hoped

COLORADO:It’s been just three months since marijuana was legalized in Colorado, but economists don’t think the state will raise as much in taxes as was hoped.

They had expected to raise $22.7 million before July from special sales taxes on recreational marijuana, but state economist Larson Silbaugh is skeptical.

About $3.4 million was raised in January and February, the only months for which sales have been reported so far.

“If current tax revenues keep coming in at the same pace, we won’t meet that expectation,” Silbaugh said.

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