DENVER, CO- As many as four thousand marijuana cigarettes were passed out free of charge during Monday's anti-Proposition AA rally in Denver.
Organizers of the "No on Proposition AA Campaign" rally at Civic Center Park are trying to build opposition to the ballot measure which would impose a 25 percent state tax on recreational marijuana once it's sold legally in Colorado in 2014.
Rally leader Miguel Lopez, who believes the industry is already overtaxed and over-regulated, supervised a joint-rolling session at a Denver park on Sunday afternoon.
He said Monday's marijuana distribution would help demonstrate that an untaxed black market in pot could flourish if Proposition AA is passed in November. Revenues from the new tax would help fund school construction and marijuana industry regulation.
Lopez said joints would only be handed to those over 21 years of age with a valid I.D. Consumption of pot during Monday's rally would not be encouraged.