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#1 An obvious attempt to politically destroy the Libertarians.
Posted by Pappy 2013-02-04 22:04||
#2 A lot of money to be make taxing pot. And a lot of entrenched interests against it, including but not limited to cops who make a living off forfeiture money, various anti-drug programs at the state and federal level, and drug dealers.
Posted by SteveS 2013-02-04 22:16||
#3 Taxing pot is a deal with the devil.
Libertarians want to offer up the concept of taxing pot, when the only thing such a concept will do is to expand further the size scope and power of the government, already too large.
They'll just follow the alcohol model in which they get limited wholesale licenses in the state for distribution [for continued contributions to the governing party]. Just makes the corruption more 'legit'.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-04 22:32||
#5 And they'll get undercut by "sunshiners" growing in the national forests, because sitting out by your pot patch with an AR-15 is easier than roofing welding or road construction or being a machinist, and we're in the Second Great Depression anyway.
(And it's not like the law enforcement people are stopping them now. They're going to suddenly become much more militant so Jerry Brown can get his 10%?)
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-02-04 22:46||