LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tax loophole for marijuana cash cows?

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As Washington and other jurisdictions race with dollar signs in their eyes to see who can legalize marijuana first, it seems these political twits forgot one thing: There are still federal laws that govern the use and distribution of “illegal” drugs.

Case in point: Two Colorado Democrats, Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Ed Perlmutter have written to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen asking him to “waive” the 10-percent penalty for taxpayers — including those with “legal” marijuana businesses — who pay withholding taxes in cash because they often have trouble getting bank accounts. There also has been a lawsuit filed in Colorado claiming that states cannot collect taxes on activities, such as marijuana sales, that violate federal law.

Do I smell another executive order in the pipeline, or will our attorney general turn a blind eye to enforcing those laws, just as he has turned a blind eye to border jumping, hate crimes against white voters, and a totally corrupt IRS?

VICKI CARNEY

McLean

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