Marijuana's 2021 Election Results: Tax Increases Fail, Six Cities Consider Dispensaries – Westword
Marijuana took up a fair share of space on 2021 election ballots in Colorado.
Colorado voters considered a controversial statewide proposition that called for increasing marijuana taxes to support out-of-school learning, while eight Colorado cities voted on local pot measures involving everything from more sales tax increases to the end of dispensary bans.
Here are the results:
The only marijuana-related question on the statewide ballot, Prop 119 failed despite endorsements from Governor Jared Polis and several other influential political figures, including former governors Bill Ritter and Bill Owens and former Denver mayors Wellington Webb and Federico Pena.
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If it had passed, 119 would have created the State Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress Initiative (LEAP), a program of annual stipends to cover out-of-school learning services. A 5 percent recreational marijuana sales tax increase and the repurposing of a portion of