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(Omaha World Herald)   If you're selling illegal drugs in Nebraska, you better have state-issued drug tax stamps. It doesn't make the drug sales legal, but you can be charged for not having one   (omaha.com) divider line 7
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2014-04-06 08:48:02 PM
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NFA: Weren't drug tax stamps ruled unconstitutional?


Arizona has/had a similar law (which I believe predates Nevada's). It was used to confiscate random J Public's property, before our current forfeiture laws allowed them to just take everything you have if they feel like it.
2014-04-06 08:32:27 PM
2 votes:

NFA: Weren't drug tax stamps ruled unconstitutional?


Did they?  I know they used to have tax stamps for industrial hemp.  It was actually a way to do a "back door ban" on hemp.  Require a tax stamp to grow it and then refuse to issue them to anyone.
2014-04-07 02:21:42 AM
1 votes:
Arizona did this 20 years ago, but it backfired on them as they were flooded with requests from stamp collectors and eventually a judge found it to be 'double jeopardy', in that, the state was selling you a tax stamp for an illegal product, and if you were busted without one, you were already being punished for the crime of possession/distribution, and then the state was going to turn around and charge you again for the same crime.

Nebraska is dumb as hell.
2014-04-06 10:44:46 PM
1 votes:

NFA: Weren't drug tax stamps ruled unconstitutional?


Leary v. United States. The Marijuana Tax Act was ruled unconstitutional because the act of applying for the stamp would require admitting that you were violating state law, thus infringing on the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. By that logic, these state drug tax stamp laws should be struck down as unconstitutional.
2014-04-06 10:23:43 PM
1 votes:
Its unconstitutional and they know it. Will anything change? Not in states like Nebraska. Even if they made all drugs legal they would just find another way to steal your money.
2014-04-06 10:16:20 PM
1 votes:
Not uncommon.  The IRS has a excise tax and a tax return that illegal bookmakers are suppose to file.  If they don't they can get into trouble, and if they do, the IRS can't share this information with any other agency, because of the Privacy Act.  There were bookies who filed their returns and paid their tax.
2014-04-06 10:07:43 PM
1 votes:
Did submitter just wake up from a coma?
 
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