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The current tax on marijuana in Colorado is 10%, but legislators have decided to permanently reduce it to 8% in an effort to cut into the black market. There's even a one-day tax holiday on Sept. 15, 2015, so mark that down on your calendar. This is taking place while neighboring Oregon is debating whether to install a tax on consumers buying weed; right now — or rather, once marijuana legalization comes into effect— only growers will pay taxes on it, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.