The Pueblo Chieftain reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/k6p2ayq ) County Commissioner Sal Pace says the excise tax would apply to marijuana grown in the county and sold elsewhere in Colorado.
Pace says he helped draft a bill that would authorize such a tax. The current version applies only to recreational marijuana, but he wants it to include industrial hemp as well.
Pueblo city voters rejected a marijuana tax in this month’s election, but Pace says letting voters know how the revenue will be spent should help gain support for a county measure.
Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com