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Denver considers additional marijuana tax

Published On: Jul 09 2013 11:08:30 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 09 2013 11:10:33 AM CDT
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Multiple sclerosis: Using marijuana or some of the chemicals in the plant may help prevent muscle spasms, pain, tremors and stiffness, according to early-stage, mostly observational studies involving animals, lab tests and a small number of human patients. The downside -- it may impair memory, according to a small study involving 20 patients.


The Denver City Council is considering asking voters to approve an additional tax on recreational marijuana to cover the costs of regulation.

That would be in addition to a ballot measure in November asking Colorado voters to approve a 15 percent excise tax plus a 10 percent statewide sales tax on all retail marijuana purchases.

The Denver Post reports marijuana advocates are worried that excessive taxes could destroy the whole idea around voter-approved recreational marijuana use.


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