This is the first year counties in Colorado can collect sales tax on recreational marijuana.
On Monday, Eagle County Commissioners will discuss how to pursue both a sales and excise tax.
In 2016, they could start charging growers an excise tax, so growers would pay the county a percentage of the product’s value leaving their facilities.
Eagle County has been making less than $250,000 annually from pot sales tax remitted by the state. Should the county start charging a five percent sales and five percent excise tax, county attorney Bryan Treu said it could bring in around $2 million each year.
The commissioners will discuss what the money would be used for, whether that’s affordable housing or creating a detox center.