Comment of the Day

Reader: Here's Why You Shouldn't Buy Marijuana on Pot-Tax Holiday

Our Ask a Stoner columnist recently sat down with Governor John Hickenlooper.

Among the topics they discussed was the upcoming marijuana-tax-holiday: September 16.

Among the interesting responses to the conversation (which also included Andrew Freedman, Colorado's director of marijuana coordination, was the following take.

In it, a reader argued against buying marijuana on the 16th while throwing an elbow at supporters of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders — and several others pushed back.

Bret Egan writes:
I challenge stoners, who normally advocate higher taxes for everyone else, especially those who are "feeling the Bern," to avoid buying weed on the tax holiday.
Ruth Hartsell writes:
What about those of us with our heads screwed on straight and haven't felt the Bern? Less taxes means more money in my pocket. Am I good to go?
Leon Wilcox writes:
I don't know anyone that smoke weed who advocates for higher taxes, sorry.
Glenn Boyd writes:
Maybe you need to light one up, bro.

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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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