Like everything you purchase, there is a tax; it is a fact of life. This is no different with legal marijuana in Colorado; the government has to get its cut. This calculator is a resource for you to learn exactly where your money is going; 10% state marijuana tax, 2.9% state sales tax and a 15% excise tax PLUS any local sales taxes are applicable. A complete list of state, city, county, and special district tax rates is available through Revenue Online. The rates are also available in the publication Colorado Sales/Use Tax Rates (DR 1002).
This is very different from the tax structure on Washington Marijuana Dispensaries.