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Alaska's legal pot industry decries taxes, seeks changes

 


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a push to get Alaska voters to legalize marijuana, supporters suggested a tax on growers of $800 a pound — though they knew it would be unworkable in the long run.

The tax aimed to show that the industry was willing to pay its share, said Brandon Emmett, who was part of the successful 2014 legalization campaign. The hope was that once pot become legal, the industry, regulators and lawmakers would work together to revamp the figure, he said.

“So far as I can tell, we gambled poorly because that’s not happening,” he said, adding, “And I think we’re runni...



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