Colorado Earned $3.5 Million from Recreational Cannabis Taxes and Fees in January

New data released by the State of Coloradocannabismoney shows that over $3.5 million in tax revenue and licensing fees were garnered from recreational cannabis sales in January alone, the first month such sales were legal. This is the first official data released regarding legal cannabis sales in Colorado.

“The first month of sales for recreational marijuana fell in line with expectations,” says Barbara Brohl, Executive Director for the Department of Revenue. “We expect clear revenue patterns will emerge by April and plan to incorporate this data into future forecasts.”

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2014 Denver County Fair to Have Cannabis Contests

In a historic first for a county fair in the United States, the Denver County Fair – being held on August 1st through the 3rd – will feature multiple cannabis-themed contests, from plant judging, to joint rolling.

Cannabis is such a major theme for the Denver County Fair this year, that a cannabis leaf was placed in the center of the official 2014 poster.
Cannabis is a major theme for the Denver County Fair this year; they even placed a cannabis leaf on the 2014 poster.

“We thought it was time for us to take that leap and represent one of the things Denver has going on,” says Tracy Weil, the fair’s Marketing and Creative Director.

Says the Fair’s Co-Founder Dana Cain; “Our motto has always been, ‘We’re mixing up a big side of tradition with a side of now’… We had to do it. Pot is legal here — it’s yet another urban agricultural crop.”

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