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Don’t Pimp the Weed

Published 17/02/2018 in Cannabis - 0 Comments

Down in Oakland, the boys said, Come tax the weed. Tax it big. Here’s Prop 19, that’s right, a little piece of the action for government.

Taxes = money. But cannabis has the capacity to not only generate money, but also to generate wealth, lighten the burden carried by our natural resources, and help people find their way out of the maze and haze of the pharmacy.

Tax revenue is a perk, not the reason. It’s not a devil’s trade.

There’s a difference between creating a cannabis industry infrastructure that produces tax revenue and creating an infrastructure that creates wealth that creates tax revenue.

Taxes are part of life in the legitimate market, yes. But please, don’t pimp the weed.