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Pot activists give away free marijuana joints to protest taxes



Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/09/pot-activists-give-away-free-marijuana-joints-to-protest-taxes/?test=latestnews

Published September 09, 2013
FoxNews.com

Marijuana activists are giving out free joints Monday in Denver to protest plans to tax pot sales.

Organizers said they are upset about proposed taxes on recreational marijuana and will protest by passing out as many as 4,000 marijuana cigarettes during Monday’s anti-Proposition AA rally in Denver, Fox affiliate KDVR reported.

The protesters said Amendment 64 legalized the use of recreational marijuana in private for those 21 and over and it should be taxed the same rate as alcohol, not tobacco.

"The marijuana industry wants to pay taxes and supports these issues very well, but these measures would simply be too far and out of reach for people who consume marijuana," protester Miguel Lopez told the station.

Lopez, who believes the industry is already overtaxed and over-regulated, supervised a joint-rolling session at a Denver park on Sunday afternoon. He said Monday’s marijuana distribution would help demonstrate that an untaxed black market in pot could flourish if Proposition AA is passed in November.

Read more at: http://kdvr.com/2013/09/08/pot-tax-protesters-plan-to-hand-out-thousands-of-joints-at-civic-center-park/


Added: Sep-9-2013 Occurred On: Sep-9-2013
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  • High taxation will drive the product back to the underground free market.
    Whenever the government gets involved with anything, mayhem ensues.

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  • Taxation was always the big issue wasn't it? You wanted legalization. You got it. What'd you think the government would do?

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  • I just have to laugh my ass off at these people. What the hell did they think would happen when pot got legalized? Wasn't taxation one of the legalization selling points? And now they're threatening a black market in marijuana! Damn. Maybe they should step outside their own haze once in a while.

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  • If it's still cheaper to buy on the street then they're missing a large part of the problem.

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    • @lioneljoseph the entire thing is a sham. "War on drugs" is all about government funding, DEA, and all the rest (DEA alone gets over $5 billion a year - do you not think they are going to fight like pigs in hell for their budget share?)

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  • you;d think governments would be hopping on board this taxable marijuana stuff. they never met a tax they didn't like after all, and it couldn't be a steadier cash cow in the entire world.
    But they have to do their "decent interval" or some such political bullshit thing, before they embrace it with all their grabbing fists. Any fool can see legal weed is coming, as sure as democrats will keep trying to grab guns.

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    • @Hitler_Is_Amazing No they have fucking idiots who claim to be "libertarians" or "freedom loving conservatives" voting in the most repressive fuckers imaginable. Quit voting for squares and you might make some progress in your shit hole state.

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  • Pay a dollar a day, 365 dollars a year for an annual growing permit, 200 to the Federal, 100 to the State, and 65 to the County it's grown in. Good for up to 1 acre if want to grow a second acre get another 365 dollar annual growing permit.

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  • Horseshit, responsible smokers have been calling for taxation along with legalization for decades. As a legal provider and a soon to be legal producer i will gladly pay my taxes to support the greatest country on earth. Its too late you right wing cunts, states rights remember? If you want it legal in your shit state quit voting for the most repressive conservative candidates imaginable.

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    • @trichome1 
      "right wing cunts"? Really?

      This post is about a toker getting upset about taxation on pot. Put your roach down for a second and try to understand. It is not about legalization. It is about the epic whining spewing from the formerly underground folks. They wanted legalization and they got it... with all it's attendant trappings such as regulation and taxation.

      Welcome to the asylum.

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    • @trichome1 Responsible Marijuana smokers.
      Is that anything like responsible Crack and meth heads?
      Who say make it free and tax us baby, tax us!
      Taxpaying, responsible pot smokers.
      Profound.

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  • Whiny potheads, go grow your own weed you lazy fucks!!

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  • Trying to apply tobacco tax to marijuana huh?
    Shame on you.

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  • So it turns out the grower-suppliers don't want to pay taxes. This proves legalizing and taxing this "product" is THE thing to do! (In my opinion)

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  • Ya got stoned and thought Free legal Marijuana was NOT going to be taxed.
    Now like cigarettes Marijuana will be taxed right out of reach for all but upper middle class and rich folks.
    The ATF is now the ATMF.

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  • damned if you ​DO, damned if you DONT

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  • These losers just want the black losers to just rape their stupid kids blind. Stop dumb whites from becoming dumber and more like black people by not acknowledging pot use as good.

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