On Monday, marijuana advocates handed out free joints on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall starting at 11 a.m. The event was held to raise awareness about the marijuana sales tax ballot question.
Proposition AA is a statewide ballot question that will ask voters in November to approve a 15 percent excise tax and an initial 10 percent sales tax that could be raised up to 15 percent. That would be in addition to the existing sales taxes.
Organizers opposed the sales tax ballot question and used the event to raise awareness. They also held the event as flood-relief for those who may have had their stash ruined or who had been unable to buy marijuana due to the recent flooding throughout the state. Flood relief donations were also accepted at the event.
“Boulder has been victimized by floods,” said Rob Corry, who helped organize the event and hopes to defeat Proposition AA, a statewide pot tax measure. “We want to bring some flood relief to folks.”
Free joints were given to anyone in attendance over the age of 21. Organizers asked people not to light up at the event, due to the fact that public consumption is illegal. However, the event itself and the handing out of free joints is legal under Colorado law.