24 February 2009

A marijuana tax?

California is considering taxing marijuana, a move that would presumably remove incentives for enforcing current laws against cannabis. I'm all for this. With all the violence that's happening around the Mexican border due to drug trafficking, people need to consider legalizing most drugs.

8 comments:

Agi said...

There are many well-heeled professionals who smoke pot and probably won't mind paying a little bit more money if it means losing the criminal status.

Just because something is legal does not mean the government advocates it, as with alcohol and cigarettes.

Comrade Kevin said...

I've always believed the tax revenue produced by selling these things could be greatly beneficial to all.

Karlo said...

Since political leaders from the last couple decades have either admitted to using drugs (Clinton & Obama) or have shown obvious signs of having used too much of the wrong drugs (Bush), it boggles my mind how we're still locking up poor people for the same "offenses." Hopefully, necessity will promote some common sense.

libhom said...

That kind of logical thinking will undoubtedly produce a fury of outrage on the rightist fringe.

Marijuana Tax Stamps said...

There are many medical, social, environmental and financial reasons to legalize cannabis.

Linda said...

Some argue that legalizing and taxing marijuana will increase use. This is illogical. Just because the use of something is legal and taxable does not mean that people will automatically and unthinkingly use that thing. Alcohol and smoking are legal, there are plenty of people who do not drink or smoke.
Also, it seems unreasonable that doctors can write persciptions for morphine, heroin and cocaine. Yet these same physicians cannot write perscriptions for marijuana when it has been clearly shown that cannibus has well-tolerated medical benefits in specific circumstances. How is it that much more damaging and addictive substances are percribable, and this drug is not? Can in be because the drug companies are not the sole source?

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