Oct 8, 2013 7:29 PM

Pueblo County to vote on recreational marijuana sales Wednesday

We'll soon know whether recreational pot shops will be coming to Pueblo County.
Commissioners held their final workshop today, and will hold their final vote tomorrow.
Commissioner Sal Pace says the county is in support of recreational pot sales, and they have been since the majority of Pueblo county voters said yes to Amendment 64.
He expects sales to bring in a lot of revenue for the county.
But some medical marijuana dispensaries say they're worried about the proposed sales tax turning people away from licensed shops.
The proposed state, county and excess tax, add up to 28% in Pueblo County.
Pace doesn't think the sales tax will turn people back to the underground market.
He says we already pay the same amount of tax for alcohol and that hasn't stopped people from buying it.
If the sales tax for both the state and county aren't passed this November, the county will most likely increase licensing fees to help pay for regulations.


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