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Reader: Pot tax is trying to demonize hippie lettuce

Some fiery back and forths popped up on our post spotlighting data cited by proponents of marijuana tax measure Proposition AA suggesting that the measure should pass easily. Among the arguments against Prop AA is this one, which sees the measure as contradicting Amendment 64.

irq77 writes:

AA is the anti-crowd again trying to demonize and criminalize the hippy lettuce through taxation. The hippy lettuce is legal to possess, consume, and grow now in Colorado and that's just what I'll do.

GET EDUCATED! History is again repeating itself. Learn why Cannabis was made illegal because you'll find that AA is just like the tax act of 1937.

Also, Amendment 64 clearly states that Cannabis be taxed similarly to Alcohol which this is NOT. So this tax measure is clearly unconstitutional.

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