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Denver 420 Rally: Marijuana Legalization in Colorado
Legalize It Like Tomatoes!

This site is dedicated to promoting the re-legalization of cannabis (marijuana) in Colorado for medicinal, industrial, and personal use. We are a clearinghouse of information and groups concerning all aspects of marijuana legalization in Colorado. For information on medical marijuana in Colorado, see the Cannabis Therapy Institute's website. Click here to read all the laws on marijuana and medical marijuana in Colorado.

Mark your Calendars for these important dates!
4/20 is COMING SOON!!!! GET READY, DENVER!!!

Saturday April 19, 2014 (10:00am-5:00pm)
Sunday April 20, 2014 (9:00am.-6:00pm)
Civic Center Park
Denver Colorado

Two-day celebration of free speech event.
Contact Miguel Lopez for exhibitor, sponsor and educational opportunities.


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Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 rises from the dead
Boulder Weekly Column, Oct. 31, 2013

Samuel Caldwell Gravestone in Erie, Colorado

Gravestone of Samuel Caldwell in an Erie, Colorado cemetery. Caldwell died only months after being released from federal prison after serving almost 4 years for Marihuana Tax Act violations.
Photo by Bambalacha Rambler.


Samuel Caldwell Mugshot

Denver resident Samuel Caldwell's mugshot. Caldwell was the one of the first victims of the federal Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.


Vote NO on Prop. AA by Nov. 5, 2013

Prop. AA would apply to retail marijuana sales that will be regulated under Amendment 64. Prop. AA asks voters to approve an additional 15% excise tax on wholesale transfers of cannabis to raise an estimated $27 million to fund school construction, and an additional 10%-15% sales tax to raise an estimated $33 million to fund a NEW Marijuana Police Force, according to the Blue Book.

1) Voting No on Prop. AA WILL NOT AFFECT the implementation of Amendment 64. There are rumors being spread that if citizens do not vote for these taxes, then A64 will be repealed or diminished in some way. THIS IS NOT TRUE! It is just fear-mongering on the part of the pro-tax campaign designed to scare voters into approving these exorbitant taxes.

2) Marijuana sales are already subject to a 2.9% statewide tax, along with all other local taxes. The Prop. AA tax represents the LARGEST TAX IN COLORADO HISTORY. Since marijuana is already taxed, there is no need to approve an exorbitant tax far beyond any other product.

3) Regulation of retail marijuana stores is ALREADY PAID FOR by the licensing fees that dispensaries pay. There is no need for an extra $33 million to fund a NEW Marijuana Police Force. Dispensaries are already well-regulated and strictly-controlled using existing fees.

4) A64 was promoted to voters as a system to regulate marijuana "like alcohol". However, taxes on alcohol are less than 1% on average. A 30% tax on marijuana is exorbitant. Voters should be outraged at this
bait-and-switch tactic to tax cannabis at a rate much greater than alcohol.

5) A 30% tax will allow the black market to continue to thrive, defeating the purpose of trying to create a legal marijuana industry.

6) The $33 million that the Blue Book estimates will go to fund a NEW Marijuana Police Force in the first year is outrageously disproportionate to what other agencies need to regulate their industries. For instance, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which is responsible for monitoring the tens of thousands of oil and gas wells dotting the state, has a budget of $9 million. The Liquor Enforcement Division of the Department of Revenue operates on about $2 million. The entire Colorado Bureau of Investigation has a budget of less than $8 million. THIS NEW TAX WILL COST MORE THAN PROHIBITION DID!

7) The state should have allowed voters to vote on the excise tax (for schools) and the sales tax (for police) separately. The legislature caved in to police pressure to combine the issues into one ballot question. Law
enforcement knew that if people had a choice, they would vote to fund the schools, but not the police. Law enforcement is holding our school children hostage in order to get a huge increase in funding. Voting No on AA will force the legislature to separate the issues and put them on the ballot again in 2014.

8) The NEW Marijuana Police Force created through the Department of Revenue will cause more marijuana-related investigations, arrests and prosecutions, which is contrary to what the voters intended when they voted to "legalize" marijuana in A64. More police to go after pot crimes is not "legalization".

9) Added taxes will encourage the Government to waste money. Already, the Office of the State Auditor has exposed rampant, institutional waste, corruption and malfeasance by the Department of Revenue medical marijuana pot cops. Giving more money to the DOR will only increase the corruption and waste.

10) The Yes on Prop. AA campaign is endorsed by Governor John Hickenlooper, Attorney General John Suthers, the Denver Post, and SMART Colorado, some of the MOST ANTI-MARIJUANA PEOPLE in the state. If these people want you to vote yes on AA, it CAN'T BE GOOD FOR CANNABIS.

NO ON PROP. AA ENDORSEMENTS
The NO on Prop. AA campaign has been endorsed by the Colorado 420 Coalition, the 420 Rally, the Colorado Chapter of the US Marijuana Party, Colorado NORML, the Denver Green Party and the Colorado Libertarian Party. Cannabis activists realize that these taxes will have a negative impact on
cannabis consumers and will only continue to fuel Prohibition through over-taxation and over-regulation.

HOW TO VOTE NO ON PROP. AA
- Vote NO on Prop. AA by Tuesday, November 5
This year's election is a mail-in ballot. If you have not received your
ballot yet, please call your county election division. You must mail it in
time to be RECEIVED BY Nov. 5, or drop it off at your local county election
division.
http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Resources/CountyElectionOffices.html


ELECTION DAY PARTY

"No on Prop. AA" Election Day Party
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
7pm to 11:30pm

Casselman's Bar and Venue
2620 Walnut Street
Denver, Colorado

Music provided by:
Juba Juba (Grateful Dead tribute band)
http://www.jubajubaband.com/

1BluntRadio (Radical MJ DJ music)
http://1-br.com/

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

- Join the "No on Prop. AA" campaign as we watch election returns at Casselman's.
- Experience 1BluntRadio's exclusive 36 foot VIP Lounge
- Speakers include cannabis activists Robert J. Corry, Jr., Miguel Lopez and Larisa Bolivar
- Enjoy music, food, beverages and friendship
- If you can't come, check out the LIVE BROADCAST
- The cost is FREE, but donations are greatly encouraged to help defray campaign costs.
- VENDORS: Email info@colorado420.com for vending opportunities at this event.

For more information, see the:
No on Prop. AA Campaign
http://www.NoOverTaxation.org


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PHOTOS
BOULDER Joint Giveaway and Flood Relief

Sept. 23, 2013

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PHOTOS
DENVER Joint Giveaway and No on Prop. AA Campaign Launch

Sept. 9, 2013
Civic Center Park, Denver, Colorado
Permission to reprint photos is granted as long as credit is given to Colorado420.com


Rob Corry No Marijuana Taxes No on Prop AA

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Nov. 6, 2012
A64: "Legalization" Initiative Passes 54% YES to 46% NO and becomes part of Colorado Constitution.
We will be "first to legalize", but not yet!
Click here to read why it is NOT Real Legalization

OTHER UPCOMING DATES

Denver Global Marijuana March
Saturday, May 3, 2014
time and route T.B.D.

The 45th U.S. National Smoke-IN Friday
July 4th 2014

HIGH noon-3:00p.m
The White House
Washington, D.C.
3:00p.m.
March to Lincoln Memorial with music and speakers there till 9:00p.m.
Washington D.C. to be a part of these major events please get involved now!

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Colorado: First to Legalize Marijuana
Colorado Named "First to Legalize"
by Reuters News Agency

Find out why A64 is NOT true legalization.
Read more about Colorado's armed marijuana regulators.
Educate Yourself about Cannabis

Get involved, because our work is not done, it has only just begun.
Cannabis Policy Project
ColoradoLegalize.com
Denver420.com

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