Marijuana sales tax measure pulled from Denvers 2022 ballot

Denver voters will have one less issue to make up their minds about in November.

Supporters pulled a measure from the ballot this week that would have added a 4.5% sales tax to marijuana products to help pay for after-school opportunities for Denver kids including tutoring, mental health support programs and sports.

The My Spark ballot initiative was withdrawn just before the close of business on Thursday, Alton Dillard with the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s Office said. It had been one of four citizen-led initiatives set to be before voters in November.

The deadline to finalize city ballot language for the Nov. 8 election is today, according to Dillard.

It is not yet clear why supporters pulled the measure just before the ballot was finalized. Voters rejected a similar statewide marijuana tax measure, Proposition 119, last year.

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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