Earlier this month, a group opposed to Proposition AA, the measure to establish tax rates on recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, staged a rally at Civic Center Park during which attendees were given free joints.
Now, that same group, No on Proposition AA, is planning a second free-joint event tomorrow on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall. And one organizer, attorney Rob Corry, has written a letter to Vice President Joe Biden inviting him to take part.
Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, are expected in Colorado Monday to survey damage from the floods that have devastated so many Front Range communities. But Corry hopes he has time to participate in another event.
Attorney Rob Corry speaking to the crowd at the first free-joint giveaway rally.
Photo by Alex Brown
Corresponding via e-mail, Cory maintains that he's written a letter to Biden inviting him to help hand out marijuana (see the document below) because "he already does just that through the Federal Compassionate New Drug Investigational Program.
"We hope that Biden's visit to Colorado on the same day will bring more attention to this tax increase and will enhance our flood relief efforts," he adds.
Veep Joe Biden during an appearance at Arvada West High School last November.
Photo by Brandon Marshall
Look below to see a press release about Monday's event, followed by the letter to Biden.
"No on Proposition AA" to Hold a Boulder Flood Relief Joint Giveaway!
Who: Friends, Stoners, Countrymen, "No Over Taxation," a Registered Issue Committee, A Whole Lot of Flood Stressed People, campaign volunteers, Robert J. Corry, Jr., "Scorched Earth Lawyer" and Amendment 64 co-drafter.
What: Flood relief joint giveaway by representatives from the "No on Proposition AA" Campaign, who oppose the highest tax increase in Colorado history, authorizing a 30% State tax on recreational marijuana (15% excise tax and 15% sales tax). Free marijuana joints will be handed out to any person who is age 21 or older who attends the formal launch. No remuneration whatsoever will be accepted for the marijuana. No public consumption of marijuana and all adults in attendance must be in possession of less than an ounce each unless otherwise permitted by law. This is a permitted event by the City of Boulder. Handing out free marijuana to adults 21+ is legal under the Colorado Constitution, Article XVIII § 16 ("Amendment 64").
When: Monday, September 23, 2013, beginning at 11:00 AM and runs until we run out
Where: Pearl Street Mall, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302
Why: Flood relief doesn't stop at clothes, medical supplies, food and shelter, people lost their pot too! Cannabis is expensive as it is, so this Monday, No on Proposition AA is headed to Boulder to give joints away to medical marijuana patients and stressed out recreational users. No on Proposition AA wants to educate Boulder residents, who are already going to be struggling financially recovering from the flood, about the highest tax increase in Colorado history. For those who use cannabis, this is only going to add to their financial burden.
Voters need to know that Amendment 64 was sold as the "Alcohol Marijuana Equalization Initiative." Marijuana taxes should be fair and equivalent to Colorado alcohol taxes, which are less than 1%. Passage of Proposition AA creates public safety problems. A bloated and greedy government does not serve the Public Interest. The joint handout is a real-time demonstration of basic economics: Proposition AA's extreme taxes will undercut the Regulated Marijuana Market, and illegal Black Market and legal Gray Market (which is legal, but untaxed and unregulated), will expand.
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