The campaign promised that marijuana would be treated like alcohol and that is essentially what Prop AA would do when it comes to taxes. Depending on your perspective you could even argue marijuana will be subject to a lower overall tax rate than hard liquor.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 17, 2013 12:03 pm|
If you support marijuana legalization it is important you vote for Proposition AA in Colorado, which would impose a modest excise tax on recreational marijuana. Last year the voters of the state legalized marijuana with Amendment 64, with the promise that marijuana would be regulated and taxed. Due to a strange quirk in the state’s constitution though, the actual tax increase needs to go before voters this November in a separate vote.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 2, 2013 9:30 am|
Yesterday, the state of Colorado has officially accepted its first applications for recreational marijuana stores. These are the first applications for this type of business ever in America
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 23, 2013 10:35 am|
It has now been eight months since Amendment 64 officially went into effect in Colorado and the voters remain happy with their decision to legalize marijuana. Direct experience with legalization caused no noticeable change in opinions on the issue in either direction.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday April 20, 2013 10:40 am|
It is 4/20 again and time for my annual review of the progress the marijuana reform movement has made in the past 365 days. Without a doubt this was the best year for the movement so far, in the future it may be looked back on as the single most significant year in the long process of ending marijuana prohibition.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 15, 2013 11:35 am|
We now have our first really good preview of how the legal market for marijuana will likely work in Colorado. The task force created by Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) to come up with recommendations on how to implement the newly approved Amendment 64 has finally released its official report. While the state government will probably not adopt every suggestion of the task force, this document should serve as the basic road map for implementation.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday January 31, 2013 11:21 am|
Now that marijuana legalization initiatives have been approved in Colorado and Washington State, the big question for the marijuana reform movement is what should be the next move. Mainly, should there be a push to put similar legalization initiatives on the ballot in targeted states in 2014 or is it better to wait until the 2016 election?
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 11, 2012 5:00 pm|
Yesterday, when Colorado Governor Jon Hickenlooper added Amendment 64 to the state’s constitution it became legal for adults to possess, use and even grow a limited quantity of marijuana for their personal. This historic moment was in part made possible thanks to the work of Mason Tvert, who was an official proponent of the initiative and the co-director of the campaign in support of it.
I recently had a conservation with Mr. Tvert about Amendment 64 and what he thinks it will mean for the future of marijuana legalization.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 11, 2012 6:40 am|
Marijuana is now legal under Colorado law. On November 6th the people of Colorado voted overwhelmingly in support of Amendment 64, but initiative amendments don’t officially go into effect until the election results have been certified and the governor adds the amendment to the state’s constitution. On Monday Governor John Hickenlooper (D) signed the executive order making it officially the law in Colorado.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 15, 2012 10:05 am|
Even though last week the voters of Colorado overwhelmingly approved Amendment 64, it will be roughly a month before it is officially added to the state constitution and goes into effect. In the meantime adult marijuana possession is still technically a crime under state law. But already at least one district attorney is responding to the clear will of the electorate. In Boulder the DA is dismissing several pending minor marijuana cases.