Pueblo County Marijuana Sales Tax, Ballot Issue 1B (November 2013)

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A Pueblo County Marijuana Sales Tax, Ballot Issue 1B ballot question was on the November 5, 2013, election ballot for voters in Pueblo County, which is in Colorado. It was approved.

This measure authorized the county to impose an additional sales tax of 3.5% on all retail marijuana and marijuana products. The estimated first year revenue from this tax is $400,000. The money from this tax was set to be used for enforcement and regulation of the marijuana industry and other general purposes of the county.[1]

Election results

Ballot Issue 1B
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 26,471 61.04%
No16,89438.96%
These results are from the Pueblo County elections office.

Support

According to the Pueblo County League of Women Voters those in favor of Issue 1B argued:

1.) In 2012 Colorado voters, including Pueblo County, passed Amendment 64 to legalize the personal use and regulation of adult recreational marijuana.

2.) The county has the responsibility to regulation and enforce the retail operations of marijuana growth and sales. Ballot Proposal 1B will help fund enforcement and administration of marijuana in Pueblo County.

3.) If voters support Colorado Proposition AA and Pueblo County Issue 1B, the combined sales taxes will be similar to the current taxes on alcohol.[1][2]

Opposition

According to the Pueblo County League of Women Voters those in opposed to Issue 1B argued:

This tax may make commercial marijuana so expensive that purchasers will prefer to go to underground suppliers who will have lower prices.[1][2]

Similar measures

Statewide

See also: Marijuana on the ballot

Approveda Colorado Proposition AA, Taxes on the Sale of Marijuana (2013)
Approveda Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 64 (2012)

Local

See also: Local marijuana tax on the ballot

Approveda City of Denver Additional Marijuana Sales Tax, Question 2A (November 2013)
Approveda Town of Eagle Marijuana Occupation Tax, Question 2F (November 2013)
Approveda Ballot Issue 2E: City of Littleton Marijuana Sales Tax
Approveda Ballot Issue 1B: Pueblo County Marijuana Sales Tax
Approveda Ballot Issue 2A: Town of Frisco Marijuana Excise Tax
Approveda Ballot Issue 2F: Town of Silverthorne Marijuana Excise Tax
Approveda Ballot Issue 2C: Town of Breckenridge Marijuana Excise Tax
Approveda Town of Carbondale Marijuana Sales Tax Ballot Measure (November 2013)
Approveda Measure 2C: Town of Fraser Marijuana Sales Tax
Approveda Question 2A: City of Manitou Springs Marijuana Sales Tax
Approveda Question 2G: Town of Red Cliff Marijuana Sales Tax


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pueblo County League of Women Voters ballot guide (dead link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.