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Put Down the Bong and Back Away

Jun 17, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 38 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
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An email from the National Cannabis Industry Association (yes, even the potheads have lobbyists now) landed in The Scrapbook’s inbox last week. The PR blast announced: “30+ Cannabis Industry Leaders Head to D.C. to Deliver a Message to Congress: ‘Tax Us—Fairly.’ ” (“Legalize it, don’t criticize it,” sang reggae great Peter Tosh in 1976; “legalize it, tax and regulate it!” say today’s Toshes.) 

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The email blast also announced that “Reps. Earl Blumenaur (D-OR), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), and Jared Polis (D-CO) [will] discuss marijuana tax and banking policy reform.” A friendly note to the National Cannabis Industry Association: Yes, correct spelling is a concession to bourgeois norms, but your friendly congressman’s name is Blumenauer, not “Blumenaur.”

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