DUDE: Taxes On Recreational Pot Sales Could Top 35 Percent

Published on July 11, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 9.13.47 AMThe taxes on recreational marijuana might go a lot higher than first thought. Smokers buying at shops in Denver may pay up to 35 percent in taxes.

Colorado voters will be asked to approve two state taxes totaling 25 percent on all retail marijuana sales in the November election. They may be asked to approve an additional city tax for Denver.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock wants to add an additional five to 10 percent city tax on top of that.
Hancock said the money is needed to pay the costs of regulating the drug.

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