Colo. Pot Activists File Lawsuit Over Collection Of Marijuana Taxes

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."