Ritter says pot fees key to budget deficit

By: Associated Press/KUSA Email
By: Associated Press/KUSA Email

Denver, Colo. (KKCO) - The state anticipates ending the year with 150,000 applicants for medical marijuana cards, up from 41,000 in 2009. A marijuana card costs $90 per year.

Backers of medical marijuana legislation in a number of states and cities have touted revenue from possible taxes and other fees as a selling point at a time of tight fiscal funding.

On Monday night, a medical marijuana lawyer questioned the legality of that move

In order to get a medical marijuana card, patients have to pay $90.

The state is expecting 150,000 applicants in the 2010-2011 fiscal year, which means the state is expecting to earn $13.5 million.


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  • by T Location: GJ on Aug 24, 2010 at 07:00 AM
    Ritter...are you high?! First you empty the state coffers funding your pie in the sky agenda;then you rape small businesses to fund it...and now that most are out of business, you go after the pot heads. Whats next?....hospice funding?
  • by larry Location: grand junction on Aug 24, 2010 at 06:16 AM
    better hope nobody makes it illegal so you can use that money.
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