Colorado Counties That Ban Marijuana Sales Still Want Slice of State Marijuana Sales Tax Revenue

Because drugs are bad


The debate continues over which counties will receive money if Coloradans pass a sales tax on recreational marijuana.

Some Colorado counties want their slice of marijuana sales tax revenues — even those who voted against recreational marijuana, such as Douglas County. Some call it hypocritical.

The answer is going to be then, why was my county not able to opt out of allowing the smoking of it at all?" Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert said.

Hilbert argues that counties next to those that allow it to be sold will need to pay for an assortment of social problems produced by marijuana smokers.