Colorado makes $3.5M in pot revenue in January

Mar 10, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WKYC-TV Cleveland

Colorado collected more than $3.5 million in taxes and fees from both recreational and medical marijuana in January, according to figures released today by the state's Department of Revenue.

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“Groooovin'”

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Mar 10, 2014
 
WELL, They Had To Brew up some SALES TAX Somewhere!!

The Wildfires of past years DESTROYED Complete Neighborhoods, this leaving barren ground.

The Flooding that incurred due to these fires that Scarred the mountainsides....Created FEAR, LOSS Of Life, WASHED away homes and NO Tourism Dollars!!

There's ONLY so many Tickets COPS can write..!!!
ThomasA

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Mar 13, 2014
 

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Petal Power wrote:
WELL, They Had To Brew up some SALES TAX Somewhere!!
The Wildfires of past years DESTROYED Complete Neighborhoods, this leaving barren ground.
The Flooding that incurred due to these fires that Scarred the mountainsides....Created FEAR, LOSS Of Life, WASHED away homes and NO Tourism Dollars!!
There's ONLY so many Tickets COPS can write..!!!
The $3.5 million is good BUT on the evening news this week, there was an brief news bit about the millions being spent on those who insist on operating outside the state set legal limits and restrictions. Even though it's legal to smoke now, it's still not legal to drive and the police will continue to go after those for DUI. The defiant stoners will create bad publicity and make it hard on those who stay in line.
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I note with extreme distaste and utter contempt the lines around blocks where these dope dens are raking in wheel barrows of cash by the hour from the zoned out potheads. Likewise, the stepped up gun shows...now quite frequent... draw hordes of paranoid Neanderthals champing at the bit for the latest machine guns and heavy weaponry. Polemics. Stoners with AK's. In Carlin's words: you are all diseased. Wonderland. Three more months and we'll be putting this festering quagmire in the rear view mirror at last. Can't come soon enough....

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Mar 17, 2014
 
THAT was for January..!!!

WHAT about in the Summer Months??

Vacation or Pot??

Dilemmas...????
Glo Bull Warming LOL

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Mar 17, 2014
 
I just can't understand why there are people out there who pay these exorbitant prices and taxes on something that any idiot with a pot seed can grow anywhere from the South Pole to the North Pole?
Are you all, stoned, or stupid???

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I will bet that these tax revenues will go way down after this summer.
Either that, or you Coloradans are stoned and stupid!
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Mar 17, 2014
 
dracul wrote:
I note with extreme distaste and utter contempt the lines around blocks where these dope dens are raking in wheel barrows of cash by the hour from the zoned out potheads. Likewise, the stepped up gun shows...now quite frequent... draw hordes of paranoid Neanderthals champing at the bit for the latest machine guns and heavy weaponry. Polemics. Stoners with AK's. In Carlin's words: you are all diseased. Wonderland. Three more months and we'll be putting this festering quagmire in the rear view mirror at last. Can't come soon enough....
All those people in areas around the shops are NOT users. The undercover law enforcement folks are taking stock of who, what, when, and where for later use.
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Mar 22, 2014
 
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> All those people in areas around the shops are NOT users. The undercover law enforcement folks are taking stock of who, what, when, and where for later use.
From drug tester to DEA agent. Did you get a promotion?
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Mar 22, 2014
 
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> All those people in areas around the shops are NOT users. The undercover law enforcement folks are taking stock of who, what, when, and where for later use.
I doubt that you've even been to Colorado. How do you know what's going on around those shops and where they are located?
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Mar 23, 2014
 
Zebo wrote:
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I doubt that you've even been to Colorado. How do you know what's going on around those shops and where they are located?
You don't watch the evening news much, Huh??? They show us what's going on out there with police undercover work that we don't really need to know .
The Insider

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Colorado is one screwed up state.
Turbo

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Mar 24, 2014
 
Colorado is amazing. Where are you from?
ThomasA

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Mar 24, 2014
 
Turbo wrote:
Colorado is amazing. Where are you from?
It's a beautiful state that has come up with a way to part even more of their SUCKER tourists from their money. " Yep, go ahead and smoke all you want because it's legal here.." They do forget to write you a hall pass for when you get back home where it's not legal and you get busted in a Monday morning pee test, or the " You can't take it on the airplane, so we will ship your bundle for you. Just pay us and we will make sure a drug dog can't smell it in a USPS regional sorting center" Ha haha hahahahaha. It's sad and it's hard to keep from laughing at these fools who actually buy into that crap every day and wind up with a drug team on their front door.
GBA-freedom

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Mar 26, 2014
 
Don't you dare smoke that tobacco, but the pot is harmless. Is that the message? They may have made $3.5 million, but is that worth the increased drop out rate in the schools? What needs to be examined here is why do you wish to smoke or use the weed. If it is to get high or feel better, then I would suggest that it should have the same restrictions as booze. The same goes for the prescription drugs.

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Mar 26, 2014
 
Turbo wrote:
Colorado is amazing. Where are you from?
No it's not.
It's an icky place, and I couldn't get out of there and home any quicker, besides I left all my pot at home.
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Mar 27, 2014
 
dracul wrote:
I note with extreme distaste and utter contempt the lines around blocks where these dope dens are raking in wheel barrows of cash by the hour from the zoned out potheads. Likewise, the stepped up gun shows...now quite frequent... draw hordes of paranoid Neanderthals champing at the bit for the latest machine guns and heavy weaponry. Polemics. Stoners with AK's. In Carlin's words: you are all diseased. Wonderland. Three more months and we'll be putting this festering quagmire in the rear view mirror at last. Can't come soon enough....
You, like, need a bowl, dude. Seriously.
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Zebo wrote:
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I doubt that you've even been to Colorado. How do you know what's going on around those shops and where they are located?
Go there on business and vacation. If you spent a little less on staying $%itfaced, you would have more money to travel too.
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Mar 29, 2014
 
Still out there in TopixLand stirring up the populace, eh, Tommy?
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<quoted text> Go there on business and vacation. If you spent a little less on staying $%itfaced, you would have more money to travel too.
When you coming down to the Coast again?

We could sit on the beach and have a beer.

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Mar 30, 2014
 
Think..THAT the Sales will continue to RISE??

Or ROCK STEADY???
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Tuesday Jul 29
 
dracul wrote:
I note with extreme distaste and utter contempt the lines around blocks where these dope dens are raking in wheel barrows of cash by the hour from the zoned out potheads. Likewise, the stepped up gun shows...now quite frequent... draw hordes of paranoid Neanderthals champing at the bit for the latest machine guns and heavy weaponry. Polemics. Stoners with AK's. In Carlin's words: you are all diseased. Wonderland. Three more months and we'll be putting this festering quagmire in the rear view mirror at last. Can't come soon enough....

The potheads aren't the ones buying guns, you moron.

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