COLORADO: A state ballot measure imposing special excise and sales taxes on recreational marijuana won handily in statewide voting Tuesday night. This story will be updated throughout the night.
9:20 p.m.: Latest count on Proposition AA : 668,358 in favor, 359,248 opposed.
9:12 p.m.: Results on local marijuana tax measures are beginning to come in from around the state.
Voters in Pueblo County are favoring — by 60 percent to 40 percent — a measure to impose a 3.5 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana. In a night of blowouts in favor of marijuana tax issues, that race is about the closest there is.
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In Carbondale, voters are favoring their marijuana tax proposal 73 percent to 27 percent. In Fraser, voters are approving marijuana taxes 66 percent to 34 percent. And in the tiny mountain town of Red Cliff, voters are giving a thumbs-up to marijuana taxes 40 to 25. Those tallies aren’t percentages; they’re vote totals.
Voters in Eagle are narrowly saying no to recreational marijuana stores in their town, according to the Eagle County clerk’s Twitter feed. If those stores were approved, though, voters in Eagle favor a special, local tax on them.
Results are still not available from Summit County, where voters in Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne are all deciding on recreational marijuana tax measures.