Official 280E revenue cost — $5 billion over 10 years

Click on 370531229-Senator-Gardner-280E-Score-12-04-2017 for a letter from Joint Tax Deputy Chief of Staff Robert P. Harvey to Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) indicating that repeal of the section 280E limitation on tax deductions for state-legal marijuana sellers would cost $5 billion over 10 years.  That letter, dated December 1, went out before Massachusetts voted to legalize.  The estimate could go up over time.

I do a speculative analysis, independent of the Joint Tax analysis, at


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