Free Marijuana — Tax Free in Colorado?

A quick look at Craigslist for Denver,  http://denver.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=free+marijuana, searching for free marijuana, shows (along with free delivery and other non-tax-motivated offers) several deals where the purchaser who buys some non-marijuana item gets a certain amount marijuana free.  Does that avoid the 10 percent retail tax on marijuana?  I wouldn’t be surprised to see taxpayers take the position that no tax is owed.

 

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Author: patoglesby

From 1982 to 1990, I worked in tax policy for Committees of the United States Congress. In recent years, I was Adjunct Lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill's Business School and then Adjunct Professor at its Law School.

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