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Posted: 10/10/18 10:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Colorado reported nearly $176,000,000, yes that's 176 million dollars from January to August of this year from Marijuana taxes, licenses, and fees. That isn't sales, that's the state's cut.
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Wow. I passed through there back in May this year and none of the toll booth information signs were on at any exit, and I was never directed into a toll booth as I traveled around the loop.

I figured they hadn't started collecting yet? It is a nice road, but a bit far from the city in my mind, mainly because I've never been to Denver and wanted to get a better peek at the skyline, but the loop is too far away.

But...question to the OP. Did the reader boards give you any idea that the entire loop route would end up costing that much? I went for miles on that loop before I found any signs indicating I was even ON a toll road, much less how much it was going to be.


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The people who participate in the freedom of using mj instead of alcohol aren't the problem, they are more of a benefit.

Additional government costs are more likely to be from increased homeless. It's now been decriminalized to poop or urinate on city streets and campout on private property. Environmental extremist regulations are also driving costs up along with high priced glorious government buildings and projects.

They can want everything in the world but someone has to pay. The homeless or low income aren't in the categories of those who will pay, it's the ones who work and travel through the area that will foot the bill.

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Wow. I passed through there back in May this year and none of the toll booth information signs were on at any exit, and I was never directed into a toll booth as I traveled around the loop.

I figured they hadn't started collecting yet? It is a nice road, but a bit far from the city in my mind, mainly because I've never been to Denver and wanted to get a better peek at the skyline, but the loop is too far away.

But...question to the OP. Did the reader boards give you any idea that the entire loop route would end up costing that much? I went for miles on that loop before I found any signs indicating I was even ON a toll road, much less how much it was going to be.


I thought the same thing. The agent told me they took out the toll booths about 10 years ago, and went to license plate photo system. You may not have received a bill if your vehicle registration is at a different address. I wish I had moved.

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2oldman wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Colorado reported nearly $176,000,000, yes that's 176 million dollars from January to August of this year from Marijuana taxes, licenses, and fees. That isn't sales, that's the state's cut.
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Yes, it is excellent! My statement about freeloading pot heads is a joke. However, you'd think with that kind of revenue, there'd be no tolls.

My son refers to Denver as Menver. He claims single men out number single women in Denver since legal MJ.

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10drum wrote:

2oldman wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Colorado reported nearly $176,000,000, yes that's 176 million dollars from January to August of this year from Marijuana taxes, licenses, and fees. That isn't sales, that's the state's cut.
excellent


Yes, it is excellent! My statement about freeloading pot heads is a joke. However, you'd think with that kind of revenue, there'd be no tolls.

My son refers to Denver as Menver. He claims single men out number single women in Denver since legal MJ.
Glad to hear it was a joke. Some people have a knee-jerk reaction to legal marijuana, glad you're not one of them. As far as no tolls, state legislators being what they are I'm sure they'll find new and creative ways to waste the money. [emoticon]


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The Kansas turpike was supposed to pay for itself in 30 years and then become a free road. At the end of 30 years the state did not have the funds to maintain the road so the KTA remained in control. The tolls are reasonable and the highway is very well maintained. There are alternative routes (2 lane) if you do not wish to pay the tolls. The Dallas Ft worth area has lots of toll roads that charge variable rates depending on what time of day you use them.

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Some people have a knee-jerk reaction to legal marijuana, glad you're not one of them.
Illegal marijuana is a much heavier financial burden.

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Yup, I can take E-470, starting at Quebec and the Northwest Toll to where it ends to get to work and save about 15-20 minutes, and it's around $10 round trip. Crazy expensive but really does save a lot of time. But $200 bucks a month in tolls is not my thing. The one toll plaza on the NW Toll (west of I-25 to Hwy 36) is almost $4 by itself. But we use it all the time to get to the airport, because there is no other quick way to get there.

As noted, C-470 (the part of the "loop" that is west of I-25 to I-70) has no charge.


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Even though it's a surprise and it's expensive, at least the Denver collectors aren't jerks. I dropped my wife and son off at the Denver airport years ago and didn't give the toll roads much of a thought (no toll booth? huh). A few weeks later I got a nice letter with instructions to pay the toll. Fair enough. We've done it again a time or two since then and it was all very civilized.

Fast forward to earlier this week. I got a "NOTICE OF TOLL EVASION" letter after my wife drove on a toll road down near San Diego (I'm not sure where the toll road actually was). The letter says that the toll is $6.49 and the fine is another $57.50. Since they're super swell people, they're waiving the fine this time, but they say that there won't be any grace for the fine if she does it again in the future.


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