Activists give pot away to protest taxes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) Hundreds of people are lining up in Denver's Civic Center Park to get a marijuana cigarette as part of a protest against a plan to impose high taxes on the drug, which is now legal for recreational use.

Littletree Oppy, who was handing out cigarettes on Monday, said she is protesting the proposed taxes because people who can't afford to pay would be forced to go to the black market.

Gulf War veteran Randy Notz said he suffers traumatic brain injury and qualifies for marijuana under Colorado's medical marijuana law. He said he showed up for one marijuana cigarette to show his support for a campaign to defeat a ballot measure that would impose high taxes.

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