Results of marijuana-related initiatives from around Colorado for the 2016 general election

Local governments will reap more than $7 million in new, annual tax revenues starting in 2017 as a result of the 2016 general election. The total includes more than $4.3 million in excise taxes and more than $2.6 million in added sales and occupational taxes – new revenue expected to pay for a variety of civic infrastructure.

Attempts to repeal retail operations on the ballot in Pueblo and Parachute both failed, the Secretary of State’s Office said. Meanwhile, initiatives seeking more tax revenue from the retail marijuana industry fared very well. Of the 15 localities where new excise and sales tax was proposed, 11 were approved.

Results of Colorado marijuana ballot initiatives on Nov. 8, 2016:

Chaffee County

1A: 5% excise tax – YES (5,732-5,268)

Central City

1C: Added 5% sales tax on retail – YES (239-172)

Clear Creek County

1A: 5% excise tax – NO (2,384-1,130)

Denver

300: designated consumption area – YES (100,284-96,893)

Englewood

300: Added 3.5 percent sales tax on retail – YES (7,353-5,615)

301: Prohibition of retail, cultivation, manufacture – NO (7,915-5,109)

302: Establishment of retail – YES (7,870-4,862)

Lochbuie

2J: Establishment of retail operations – NO (1040-850)

Nunn

2D: 5% excise tax – YES (98-72)

Palisade

2A: 5% excise tax – YES (697-534)

2B: Establishment of cultivation – YES (682-584)

2C: Establishment of retail – YES (687-571)

2D: Establishment of manufacturing – YES (678-576)

2E: Establishment of testing – YES (709-543)

Parachute

2E: 5% transfer tax – YES (179-132)

2F: Repeal of retail – NO (227-90)

Pueblo

1C: Request for home grow limit of 18 plants per household – YES (36,403-22,056)

200: Repeal retail (county) – NO (33,644-26,835)

2B: New retail regulations – NO (18,618-17,589)

2C: Increase retail sales tax – NO (19,716-16,179)

300: Repeal retail (city) – NO (20,292-15,930)

Routt County

1A: 5% excise tax – YES (8,354-5,066)

Sheridan

2A: Excise tax – NO (894-708)

Silt

2B: 3.5% excise tax – YES (593-476)

Simla

2A: Establish cultivation, product manufacturing and testing – NO (194-87)

Thornton

2D: Added 5% sales tax – YES (20,642-16,904) $2.5 million

Yuma

2G: 5% excise tax – NO (855-405)

[Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in the Nov. 18, 2016 print edition]