Pueblo Voters Favoring Higher Tax On Medical Pot

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A ballot proposal to impose an extra 4.3 percent sales tax on medical marijuana in Pueblo appears headed for victory.

Unofficial results reported by the Pueblo Chieftain on Wednesday show more than 18,000 votes in favor and just under 11,000 against.

More than 4,000 mail-in and provisional ballots had not been counted.

The tax also would apply medical to marijuana paraphernalia. Proceeds would help pay for law enforcement associated with pot sales.

The Chieftain reports that the additional tax combined with existing levies would bring the total tax on medical pot and paraphernalia at 12 percent.

The Loveland Reporter-Herald reported Wednesday that a measure barring medical marijuana clinics in Loveland appeared to be winning.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by db on Nov 3, 2010 at 06:55 PM
    At least one city has seen the income potential of medical marijuana.
  • by Jared Location: cos on Nov 3, 2010 at 01:36 PM
    Looks like Colorado Springs should take a clue from Pueblo!
  • by LetsGoPueblo on Nov 3, 2010 at 10:09 AM
    I'm all for medical MJ if we tax it and regulate it like other medicinal options as well as legal recreational drugs (cigarettes, alcohol, etc.). This is definitely a move in the right direction, Pueblo.
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 106614688 - kktv.com/a?a=106614688
Gray Television, Inc.