Pat Oglesby

Colorado's Pot Tax Tally Has Lessons For Other StatesMarijuana makes money. But legalizing it doesn't eliminate the black market or solve a state's budget problems. Those are the lessons from Colorado's first full year of tax collections on recreational pot.
Colorado's 2014 Taxes On Recreational Pot Come In At $44 MillionColorado finally knows how much tax revenue it collected from recreational marijuana in the first year of sales, and the haul was below estimates - about $44 million.
Colorado Collects $2M In Recreational Pot Taxes Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday in the world's first accounting of the recreational pot business.

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