(Matilde Campodonico, Associated Press file)

Additional Colorado pot taxes advance in state Senate

A state Senate committee gave first approval for additional sales taxes on recreational marijuana that voters in Adams and Pueblo counties already have approved.

The 3 percent Adams County voters approved last fall and the 3.5 percent Pueblo County voters approved in 2013 would be on top of the special sales taxes on pot that their municipalities already have passed.

Colorado pot: Get updates on the state’s monthly sales for recreational and medical marijuana

The Colorado Municipal League and members of the Northglenn City Council, which has a 2 percent special tax on pot, argued against it, calling it double taxation that would put the city’s five dispensaries at a competitive disadvantage with shops elsewhere that don’t have both taxes. The bill passed 5-2 and goes to the Senate Finance Committee.

Pot taxes: Colorado’s cannabis revenue
A month-by-month tracking of the taxes and fees collected by the state of Colorado

Recreational total
Medical total

This story was first published on DenverPost.com