Colorado stoners celebrate tax-free pot Wednesday

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Discount Medical Marijuana cannabis shop at 970 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Colorado tax laws are forcing government officials to wave the sales tax on recreational marijuana for one day, September 16.

“At first I was in disbelief we were doing this,” said Cheri Hackett, who owns Botanacare, a dispensary in the Denver suburb of Northglenn. “Once our lawyer said, ‘No, we really are doing this,’ we started getting ready. We’re thinking there will be huge crowds.”

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According to the Associated Press, officials claim the tax cut will cost the state $3 to $4 million. A regular sales tax of 2.9 percent will still be applied. However, customers will be exempt from a 15 percent excise tax.

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