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Seattle -- A federal lawsuit is challenging Washington state’s authority to tax marijuana as long as marijuana remains illegal under federal law.


The case arises from the state’s attempt to collect sales taxes from a medical marijuana dispensary. But lawyer Douglas Hiatt, who filed it late Thursday, said it could throw a wrench in Washington’s plans for collecting taxes on recreational marijuana, too.


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Just the thing to put the brakes on state legislatures adopting it. Fools


I'm not sure who are the fools here? Is the guy foolish for not paying taxes because of issues relating to self-incrimination, or because he is bringing a federal lawsuit to address his legal problem and to help clarify this totally screwy state/federal legal divide?


And the state legislatures are "adopting it" because that has been the will of the people in the relevant states.


You'da think that those governors would be needling the Obama administration to get cannabis off of Schedule 1. It would certainly solve their tax problems, among other things. 



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