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ELECTION RESULTS: Pueblo County marijuana sales tax increase fails

Posted at 12:10 AM, Nov 07, 2018

PUEBLO – Voters in Pueblo County rejected a proposal to raise the marijuana sales tax from 3.5% to 5.5% and change the methodology for calculating the excise tax.  Had it passed, question 1A would have made the total sales tax paid by consumers for retail marijuana 6.5%, when you include the County’s 1% general retail sales tax.

The county expected to bring in $1.2 million a year for scholarships, nearly twice the amount received this year. Commissioners sought the increase to improve scholarship funding as market competition drives down wholesale retail prices on recreational marijuana.

Pueblo County Issue 1A – Marijuana Sales Tax increase

Yes 28,875 42.75%
No 26,186 53.57%