April ballot in GJ includes two questions on marijuana sales

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Grand Junction, Colo – The future of marijuana in Grand Junction is in the hands of the voters.

The April 2021 ballot will include two questions on marijuana sales within Grand Junction city limits. One question simply asks whether to repeal a 2011 resolution prohibiting pot sales in the city, the other is about marijuana sales taxes. The city is asking voters to approve at five percent sales increase from 3.25% to 8.25% for marijuana products. This could potentially increase sales tax revenues in the city by $2.9 million.

If both are approved, the city would be able to increase the tax on marijuana sales up to 15% without additional voter approval.

According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, the state has collected more than $1.6 in tax revenues from marijuana sales since January of 2014.

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