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US Postal Service blocks pot farm from shipping tax money

 


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska marijuana retailer’s tax payment has been sent back to the business after the U.S. Postal Service refused to ship the money.

Rainforest Farms had recently tried to send a box full of cash to pay its taxes, but postal inspector Aaron Behnen said “any proceeds from the selling of (marijuana) is considered drug proceeds under federal law, so you can’t mail that,” the Juneau Empire reported Wednesday.

Ken Alper, Alaska’s tax director, said the state needs to find a way for “these legitimate businesspeople to pay their taxes.”

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