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Marijuana activists sue to halt Colorado pot tax collections
DENVER (Reuters) - A group of marijuana activists in Colorado are suing to prevent the government collecting taxes derived from the state’s legal pot industry, saying it violates the right against self-incrimination guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
The lawsuit, filed by local lawyer Rob Corry this week in Denver District Court, asks that a judge issue an injunction ordering the state and city of Denver to halt the practice.
Corry, who also represents businesses in the marijuana industry and brought the suit on behalf of several marijuana dispensary owners and pot users, names elected officials and tax-collecting agencies as defendants in the complaint.
Voters in Colorado and Washington state approved the legalization of recreational pot use by adults in 2012 ballot measures.
Corry also said the state’s 25 percent combined sales and excise taxes on marijuana sales have undermined what voters intended when they approved legalized cannabis in part to take the criminal element out of marijuana use.
"The tax rates are so high that the underground market has experienced resurgence in Colorado," Corry wrote.
Hmm… “…have undermined what voters intended when they approved” Now what else would that apply to? Anything here in Wisconsin?