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Colorado Marijuana Tax

A marijuana activist opens a container of marijuana joints, preparing to hand them out free to attendees of a rally criticizing Colorado's proposed 25 percent tax on recreational marijuana as too steep, outside a pro pot-tax fundraiser attended by Gov. John Hickenlooper, at Denver Brewery's Barrel Room, in Denver.

Colorado's Marijuana Tax Draws Protest in Denver

October 3, 2013


Colorado's proposed 25 percent tax on recreational marijuana attracted a few dozen protesters Wednesday to a pot-tax fundraiser featuring remarks from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

About 30 marijuana activists handed out free joints and marijuana concentrate to users over 21 and criticized the proposed tax rate as too steep. Retail sales are set to begin in Colorado on Jan. 1.