California is broke. We all know that. So just how smart would California be if they legalized medical marijuana? Oh, you know, that would just bring in an additional $1.2 billion!! Not big deal right? Exactly what we were thinking… California – get it together! Legalize marijuana and while you’re at it, gay marriage, and I promise you won’t regret it!
So just how much would states profit from legalizing medical marijuana? Read the full story below.
Cash-starved states eye pot tax
Politico, on Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:49:05 -0700
Dale Gieringer, director of California National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, estimates that legalizing pot would bring in at least $1.2 billion to his state alone. His study assumes a traditional sales tax plus an additional $50 levy …
His study argues that legalization could also generate $12 billion to $18 billion in new economic activity for California.
Miron estimates that a nationwide legalization that taxed marijuana like alcohol and tobacco would mean $6.4 billion in new tax revenue — $4.3 billion for Uncle Sam and $2.1 billion for the states.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/buzzkill-cash-strapped-states-eye-pot-tax-89412.html#ixzz2P3B6Do6e
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