Colorado cannabis company, Standing Akimbo, seeks full appellate review in IRS case

MJ Biz write

A Colorado medical cannabis dispensary is persisting in its protracted court battle with the IRS and even included a reference to a U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Denver-based Standing Akimbo is now asking the full 10th Circuit of Appeals to hear its case after being rejected by a three-judge panel, Law360 reported.

In its court brief this week, Standing Akimbo referred to comments made last year by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as making the issue of one of “exceptional importance.”

Thomas said last June that the federal marijuana prohibition might not be “necessary or proper” given how many states have enacted their own legalization laws.

He called the situation a “contradictory and unstable state of affairs (that) strains basic principles of federalism and conceals traps for the unwary,” Law360 reported.

“Given the national importance of the huge federalism dispute and the recent statement by Justice Thomas, the matter is of exceptional importance,” Standing Akimbo wrote in requesting what is called an en banc review.

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