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Campaign launched to tax recreational pot

Author: Peter Marcus - September 9, 2013 - Updated: September 9, 2013

Proponents of a campaign to tax newly legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado officially launched the effort Wednesday on the heels of an announcement by the Department of Justice that it will defer to the state on enforcement. The Committee for Responsible Regulation is comprised mostly of marijuana industry representatives and union officials with the United […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.