(The image above was found at The Huffington Post
Here is a breakdown of the taxes the state of Colorado received from the sale of marijuana in January (the first month that marijuana was legally sold to adults in that state):
$1,400,000 from 10% sales tax on marijuana
$416,690 from the regular 2.9% sales tax the state gets
$195,318 from the marijuana business excise tax
$2,012,008 total tax received in January
The Denver Post
called that a disappointing figure -- and it is below what some people projected the state would get from legal marijuana sales. But $2 million in new revenue in one month (which would project to $24 million a year) is nothing to sneeze at. That's a significant amount that the state won't have to get by raising other ...