Colorado’s Marijuana Debate Heats Up As Pot Activists Argue Against Heavy Taxation

At a Denver joint giveaway this week, activists jeered dispensary owners who support the tax and even Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who attended a $1,000-a-person fundraiser to support the tax campaign.

COLORADO: Marijuana sellers and growers in Colorado joke that it’s rare for an industry to seek a tax on its own product — in their case, a 25 percent tax rate that goes before voters next month. Republicans, Democrats and large dispensary owners agree the taxes will boost state revenues and pay for the nation’s first Read the full article…

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.