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Topic - Ed Perlmutter
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.
A Democratic lawmaker in Colorado has introduced a bill that would shield banks from federal prosecution for conducting business with recently legalized marijuana retailers.
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.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Colorado Democrat, says language tucked a in the stopgap spending bill to fund the federal government for the rest of the year clashes with the Obama administration’s efforts to trace guns used in crimes.