DENVER (AP) – Some marijuana activists in Colorado are suing over the collection of pot taxes.
A lawsuit filed in Denver District Court claims that collecting pot taxes violates the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution. That’s the protection from self-incrimination.READ MORE: Heat Waves Can Sometimes Cause Travel Problems By Air And On Land
The lawsuit says that when marijuana growers and sellers pay their taxes, they effectively incriminate themselves under federal law.
Lawyer and prominent marijuana activist Rob Corry filed the suit and says that pot taxes are too high. He says the tax rate means the black market for marijuana persists.READ MORE: Mobile Shower Trailer Parked At Denver's Civic Center Park To Help People Who Are Unhoused
A spokeswoman for the state attorney general called the lawsuit “bizarre.”
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