The Stoner Asks John Hickenlooper About Pot-Tax Holiday — and Cheetos

On September 16, and September 16 alone, the state will not collect the 15 percent retail marijuana excise tax — a tax holiday that could reduce state revenues by as much as $3.7 million, but greatly increase the happiness of Colorado’s cannabis consumers. When Amendment 64 passed, Governor John Hickenlooper cautioned people not to “break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.” Now, nearly three years later, is the time finally right? To find out, the Stoner sat down with Governor Hickenlooper and Andrew Freedman, his director of marijuana coordination, to talk about the state of cannabis in Colorado.

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