Press Release: Larisa Bolivar, Founder of the Cannabis Consumers Union, the World’s First Cannabis Consumer Watch Dog Group, Joins Law Suit against High Marijuana Taxes
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Larisa Bolivar, Founder of the Cannabis Consumers Union, the World’s First Cannabis Consumer Watch Dog Group, Joins Law Suit against High Marijuana Taxes
Denver, CO – June 10, 2014 – Larisa E. Bolivar, the founder of the Cannabis Consumers Union and Executive Director of the No Over Taxation committee that ran the No on Proposition AA campaign, is a plaintiff in a law suit against current marijuana taxes along with a team of cannabis warriors who are concerned with the impact of excessive taxes and regulations on the very young cannabis industry, as well as the impacts on consumers.
The law suit, filed by Robert J. Corry, Jr. in City and County of Denver, Colorado District Court against Governor Hickenlooper, the Colorado Department of Revenue, Mayor Hancock, and the Denver Treasury Division, challenges the constitutionality of Proposition AA the current 25% additional tax on marijuana, as well as the constitutionality of the current regulations that are making new businesses and their customers bear the burden of excessive costs. Many of the regulations violate Section 16 (5) (a) of Article XVIII of the Colorado Constitution due to many of them being unreasonably impracticable. Larisa and the No Over Taxation committee is joined by Miguel Lopez, William Chengalis, and Kathleen Chippi.
Launched in April 2014, the Cannabis Consumers Union is the world’s first cannabis consumer protection group. While it believes that a well regulated market is the key to consumers and public protection, many of the current regulations have become unreasonably burdensome and violate constitutional law. The Cannabis Consumers Union is a grass-roots non-profit member-based charitable organization awaiting 501 (c) (3) exemption from the IRS. Founded by a minority, the majority of the merchant partners are minority owned businesses as well. Please visit www.cannabisconsumer.org for more information.