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Colorado’s marijuana experiment has been an empirically rousing success thus far, with crime down and tourism up, and now the state has collected so much money in tax from sales of pot that it might be legally obliged to give some back.

The state constitution puts a cap on the amount of tax money that can be taken in before some has to be returned, meaning Coloradans could see a share of the $50 million generated by sales of recreational cannabis.

It’s such an uncommon situation that both Democrats and Republicans are in agreement on it – both insist that there is no point in returning the money to taxpayers, not something you usually hear the GOP saying.

“I think it’s appropriate that we keep the money for marijuana that the voters said that we should,” said Republican Senate President Bill Cadman.

“This is a little bit of a…

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