Colorado Marijuana Tax Protest in Civic Center Park

Colorado Marijuana Tax Protest Free Joints Civic Center Denver*FREE JOINTS IN CIVIC CENTER PARK*
Monday, September 9, 2013
Greek Amphitheatre, Civic Center Park
Downtown Denver


Who: Friends, Cannabis Consumers, Countrymen, “No Over Taxation,” a Registered Issue Committee, A Whole Lot of Homeless People, campaign volunteers, Robert J. Corry, Jr., “Scorched Earth Lawyer” and Amendment 64 co-drafter.

What: Formal Launch of “No on Proposition AA” Campaign, to 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. Handing out free marijuana to adults 21+ is legal under the Colorado Constitution, Article XVIII Section 16 (“Amendment 64″).

When: Monday, September 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Denver Civic Center Park, between the two symbols of government greed and oppression, State Capitol and City Hall, Greek Amphitheatre (site of Denver 420 Rally).

Why: 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 both expand when the Government parasite kills the Industry host.

This is an official permitted political event. Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown challenges our legitimacy and claims our argument that the taxes will push people back into the black market is false, without explaining why. We challenge him on his relationship with the truth and cite arrests of cigarette smuggling rings, including one that was linked to a terrorist organization. In Florida, cigarette smuggling has increased 294%. People smuggle cigarettes to avoid their excessively high “sin” taxes! Marijuana was supposed to be taxed and regulated like alcohol, not tobacco!

For additional information, contact Larisa Bolivar, Executive Director at 703-244-4857, or Miguel Lopez, Volunteer Coordinator at 720-338-8766.

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Colorado Marijuana Tax Protest in Civic Center Park

Article by Johnny Green for The Weed Blog