Palisades Town Marijuana Sales Tax Increase (November 2011)

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A Palisades Town Marijuana Sales Tax Increase measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the town of Palisades which is in Mesa County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 480 (53.5%)Approveda
  • NO 398 (44.4%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current sales tax on marijuana products by a rate of $80,000 a year in order to help with general town budget needs.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SHALL THE TOWN OF PALISADE’S TAXES BE INCREASED BY $80,000.00 ANNUALLY (FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR INCREASE) AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER THROUGH THE LEVY OF AN OCCUPATION TAX IN THE AMOUNT OF $5.00 FOR EACH SALES TRANSACTION BY ANY MEDICAL MARIJUANA CENTER, ALSO KNOWN AS A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY, ANY MEDICAL MARIJUANA OPTIONAL PREMISES CULTIVATION OPERATION, AND ANY MEDICAL MARIJUANA-INFUSED PRODUCTS MANUFACTURER WITHIN THE TOWN OF PALISADE, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012; AND SHALL ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH OCCUPATION TAX BE COLLECTED AND SPENT, AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 1 OF TITLE 29, COLORADO REVISED STATUSES OR ANY OTHER LAW?[3]

Current Statewide

A 2013 statewide measure, Amendment 66, would authorize Colorado to increase taxes with an expected revenue increase of $950 million for school funding.[4]

References

  1. Mesa County Clerk, Current Election Results
  2. Mesa County Elections, November Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. Colorado Amendment 66