Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Let us pay taxes!

Found by way of Calitics:

In response to California's perennial budget troubles, The Marijuana Producers and Distributors of California Ask: Let Us Pay Taxes!

If marijuana were legalized in California, between the tax income and the reduced spending California would be awash in cash. It would neuter the criminal underground associated with growing and selling pot. It would save millions (at least) in the criminal justice system. They'd have the money to treat the people with real drug problems. As a bonus, it would be legal to grow hemp which would be an excellent, renewable crop with the potential to be manufactured into more than tens of thousands of environmentally friendly products. Hemp farming is environmentally and economically a no-brainer. The benefits beat the tar out of the drawbacks. Not that I can think of any significant drawbacks.

California has some smart, patriotic stoners. I'll have some of what they're smoking.



Blogger nunya said...

Remember this guy?

Norm Stamper Would agree with this blogpost.

I'd be happy to loan you the book.

8/10/2007 07:01:00 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

Heh. I do remember him. He spoke at an SDSU awards banquet I attended several years ago. (ten years maybe? time flies!) I'd like to read the book. We'll have to meet up one of these days and have a book exchange.

8/12/2007 11:32:00 AM  

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