In Denver, all recreational marijuana sales are subject to extremely high taxes.
- There is a 15% retail sales tax on all marijuana products purchased in the dispensary.
In addition to the sales tax, there is also a general tax, special tax, and an excise tax. Each marijuana purchase is subject to more than 30% in Denver city taxes. The only way to save on the tax is to have a state-issued medical marijuana card. In Denver, medical marijuana purchases are not subject to the same taxes as recreational marijuana purchases. I was spending a fortune on recreational marijuana supplies and the taxes were killing me. I went to my primary care physician and I spoke with the woman about medical marijuana. She told me that it would probably help a great deal for me and the doctor offered to write me a medical recommendation. After that, I went to a dispensary in Denver to purchase medical marijuana products. I only had to pay sales tax and none of the other extra taxes. The first time I bought medical marijuana in Denver, I saved almost $60 in taxes. I use that money to buy extra medical marijuana items. As long as I am getting a discount, I can freely medicate with marijuana. If I’m not getting a discount, I have to be very careful with my expenditures so I don’t run out of money throughout the week. I have to constantly worry about my income, because I live paycheck to paycheck. I don’t have any credit cards. If I run out of money, I am stuck.