Fruita Medical Marijuana Tax (April 2010)
This measure was approved
Even though this measure was approved, pot is not legal to posses except with medical purposes and there is no dispensary in the city. The tax though is expected to generate $100,000 in the first year. The money generated from the tax will be used to help pay for regulating in dispensaries that may be approved and enforcing laws.
This measure sought to impose a 5 percent tax on marijuana which is used for medicinal purposes by patients. This is the first measure to try to tax the use of legal marijuana.
- The Associated Press, "In Colorado town, voters tax pot before it arrives," April 7, 2010
- Denver Business Journal, "Colorado town 1st in state to pass medical-marijuana sales tax," April 7, 2010
- Digital Journal, "Western Colorado town approves tax on medical marijuana," April 7, 2010
- San Fransisco Examiner, "Colo. communities holding local elections," April 5, 2010