Marijuana taxes: The campaign's case in favor of Proposition AA

Opponents of Proposition AA, intended to set tax rates on recreational marijuana sales, have gotten a lot of attention for showy events like Monday's free-joint giveaway on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall. But polls earlier this year showed 77 percent of those surveyed support such taxes, and Joe Megyesy, communications director for the Committee for Responsible Regulation, the Yes on Prop AA campaign, remains confident most supporters will back them. Moreover, he disagrees with critics who think they're too high.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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