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Taxing Marijuana

Colorado's Crazy Marijuana Tax

Pat Oglesby | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Pat Oglesby

Basing a tax on a fictitious price means no one will ever know the correct tax. Taxpayers will spend time and money trying to beat the system, and government will spend time and money in self-defense.

Grover Norquist Says Taxing Marijuana Doesn't Violate Pledge

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

Conservative activist Grover Norquist, whose anti-tax pledge has been signed by almost all congressional Republicans, said taxing marijuana would not ...

Taxing Marijuana: Four Questions

Pat Oglesby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Pat Oglesby

Some think marijuana should bear no special taxes. Their theory will face voters next month in Colorado, where proposals to tax legalized marijuana 15 percent at wholesale and 10 percent at retail -- along with various local taxes -- are on the ballot.

Colorado's Marijuana Task Force Releases Anticipated Report

Posted 05.13.2013 | Denver

Colorado's Marijuana Task Force issued its final recommendations for how the state ought to implement Amendment 64, though the actual regulations will...

There's A Magical Place Where You Might Soon Be Able To Buy Pot Legally

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

SEATTLE -- Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to let adults over 21 buy taxed, inspected marijuana at state-licensed...

Bill Ritter Marijuana Tax: Governor Moves To Start Taxing Pot After AG's Decision

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado is gearing up to officially tax and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, a move lawmakers say amounts to legal recognition...