Posts Tagged ‘marijuana tax revenue’

Gov. Hickenlooper aims Colorado marijuana tax revenue toward affordable housing, homeless

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper

A proposal by Gov. John Hickenlooper to direct marijuana revenue toward building affordable housing and curbing homelessness offers a glimpse into the potential the new revenue can have on public services and projects. But Hickenlooper and his administration are hesitant to acknowledge that cannabis dollars can have a positive impact on expanding state programs. For…

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Colorado Lawmakers Want Arizona’s Anti-Marijuana Campaign To Stop Misleading People About Their State

Colorado has the best recreational marijuana.

Lawmakers in Colorado on Monday asked an anti-marijuana campaign in Arizona to stop airing ads that they say contain false information about their state and could mislead voters who will be deciding on recreational legalization of the drug next week. State Sen. Pat Steadman (D) and Democratic state Reps. Millie Hamner and Johnathan Singer wrote…

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Marijuana’s $2.4 billion impact in Colorado is a lesson for 5 states considering legalization

Medical and recreational marijuana brings a lot of money to Colorado

Colorado’s experience suggests starting a legal cannabis industry is one of the most efficient ways to generate new economic activity. It turns out pot is a stronger economic driver than 90 percent of the industries active in Colorado. Legal weed created 18,005 full-time jobs and added about $2.4 billion to the state’s economy last year,…

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Pueblo votes on future of marijuana

Pueblo in the news to sell marijuana like Denver and Commerce City

Three marijuana ballot measures will determine if Pueblo continues as a national hotspot for pot production and sales, or whether it tells the rest of the country to avoid the headache. Only Pueblo and Pueblo County residents can make these decisions, but other Coloradans miss the grand old city they have known and loved as…

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