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.