Colo. Pot Activists File Lawsuit Over Collection Of Marijuana Taxes

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Some Colorado pot activists are suing over the collection of pot taxes.

A lawsuit filed in Denver clams collecting pot taxes violates the Fifth Amendment. The Fifth Amendment protects against self-incrimination, which the lawsuit states the collection of pot taxes is violating. The reasoning, according to the lawsuit, is that when marijuana growers and sellers pay their taxes, they effectively incriminate themselves under federal law.

The pot activists also say the pot taxes are too high.

A spokeswoman for the state attorney general called the lawsuit "bizarre."


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 262688081 - kktv.com/a?a=262688081