Colorado getting a high from pot tax revenue

Colorado is off to a fast start collecting tax revenue from the sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana. According to Forbes, the state's January take was $1.5M for the former and $2M for the latter. The bulk of sales happen in Denver county.

The fully-burdened tax rate can be as high as 21.1% on pot consumers.

The state also charges a 15% "retail marijuana excise tax" that is levied on the first sale or transfer from a cultivation facility.

The state now faces the political problem about how and where to spend the money.

Marijuana industry stocks such as (MDBX) (CBIS) (MJNA) (GRNH) continue to generate substantial investor interest and debate.

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  • Bear Bait
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    Just like Riverboat Gambling recreational pot sales will be to big a revenue generator for states to pass up. Illinois needs pot now!
    11 Mar 2014, 11:44 AM Reply Like
  • lucky mybe
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    amerca need pot( non user) now we're all america if one can do it all should be able too
    12 Mar 2014, 04:46 AM Reply Like
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