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I Am Not Stoned: Sobering Realities For Taxpayers On The Road To Legalizing Marijuana

One for All Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:33 PM
And how many "smokers" do you think will pay the extra taxes on pot? How many will actually abide by whatever regulations Colorado places on the sale, use, transport, harvestiing, etc... on pot. Who will pay the fee's for liscences to sell and grow pot? There will always be a black market for pot espescially when they tax it. So how much money will the state have to spend on enforcing its own pot laws? How many crashes, work accidents, deaths will be attributed to pot? Guess how much insurance will go up!!!!! Stupid idea, voted for by stupid people.
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:44 PM
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

How many "drinkers" pay the tax on booze?

There will always be a black market for booze espescially when they tax it. So how much money will the state have to spend on enforcing its own booze laws?

How many crashes, work accidents, deaths will be attributed to booze? Guess how much insurance will go up!!!!!

Stupid idea, voted for by stupid people.
rmccarthy Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:44 PM
Well, it's about time that stupid people started taking over this stupid world - after all, we are the majority.

Pot fans got what they wanted in Colorado: they finally convinced voters there to support the legalization of “recreational marijuana.” It’s seen as a huge victory for those who support the powers of the individual states, and a great example of “federalism” in action. But who is considering the burden of all of this on the American taxpayer?

Before I go further, let me be clear: I have never in my entire life consumed marijuana. When I was a kid I was out of step with my peers on this, but I’ve just never been interested in “trying it,” and that’s...