Author Topic: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?  (Read 2084 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline George

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 703
  • Gender: Male
  • Sharon and I
    • Digital images printed to color slides.
Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?
« on: March 13, 2009, 02:42:08 PM »
In my humble opinion, our country should legalize Marijuana immediately then tax it just like alcohol and tobacco.  Doing this would eliminate the billions of dollars that are wasted on law enforcement with the police, courts and jails.  Our country would have a new source of tax revenue and we would save a huge pile of money by not prosecuting non-violent Marijuana offenders.  We would also create jobs in every state with a new cash crop that can be grown almost anywhere.  The government would control the sale and distribution, thus eliminating the gangs and the criminal activity that currently surrounds it.  Most of the people convicted and imprisoned are young black men, so their lives wouldn't be ruined any more.  It's a win-win situation for everybody and now is the time for our country to do it. 

Read the story that was posted today below:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090313/us_time/08599188495600
Convert your favorite digital images to easy to store 35mm color slides! Preserve them on slides before your hard drive fails.  Our slides last for decades and serious artists use our slides for juried shows, college applications and craft shows.
http://www.colorslide.com/

Offline bigmike1119

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Gender: Male
Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 06:38:45 AM »
 ;D ;D I agree with you fully ;D I know they are thinking about it medically here in Illinois. I qualify, The docs don't want me to take the Ibuprofen-800mg on a regular basis, but that seems to kill the pain for a little while.Also if I use alcohol like I have been since I got out of the military it gets to expensive. So maybe if it's legalized the VA will give me the pot. 8) :o :D
Mikey

Offline George

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 703
  • Gender: Male
  • Sharon and I
    • Digital images printed to color slides.
Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 07:11:00 PM »
Today there's a follow-up to this story, so read all about it below.

"Toker on New Ad: Legalize Pot, Then Tax Us, Please"

(Newser Summary) – A pro-legalization group has launched a statewide ad campaign in California stressing that pot smokers want to pay taxes, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Marijuana Policy Project ads feature an "actual California marijuana consumer" who points out that regulating and taxing marijuana could help save services being cut because of the state's budget crisis.

More below...

http://www.newser.com/story/63914/toker-on-new-ad-legalize-pot-then-tax-us-please.html
Convert your favorite digital images to easy to store 35mm color slides! Preserve them on slides before your hard drive fails.  Our slides last for decades and serious artists use our slides for juried shows, college applications and craft shows.
http://www.colorslide.com/