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Nov 6, 2013 12:41 AM by KOAA

Manitou Springs Passes 5% Sales Tax on Recreational Marijuana

Manitou Springs voted tonight to impose a local 5% sales tax on recreational marijuana by a nearly two to one margin. 

That's if the city decides to sell marijuana within the city limits. This will be in addition to a 25% sales tax imposed by the state. 

Manitou city leaders say the local 5% tax will likely go toward much needed repairs and flood mitigation. Manitou Springs imposed a moritorium on the decision to allow retail marijuana until December 31st, 2013. A decision will not be made on the issue until January at the earliest. 

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