Courthouse News Service

Martin Nickerson Jr. has sued Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and state tax chief Carol Nelson in federal court, arguing that he cannot be taxed on the state and local levels because he’s already being federally prosecuted, Courthouse News Service reports. His attorneys argue that he is unable to defend himself from state tax charges because he would be forced to waive his Fifth Amendment rights by responding to the local tax charges. (credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: State Can’t Tax Marijuana Because Pot Is Illegal On Federal Level

Washington State should be barred from collecting thousands of dollars in state and local marijuana taxes from an authorized marijuana dispensary and its owner because there are already pending federal charges, a lawsuit filed in federal court claims.

05/12/2014

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