California to legalize Cannabis – and tax it

by dope smoker on February 24, 2009

dream

This one is almost unbelievable:

“Assemblyman Tom Ammiano will announce legislation on Monday to legalize marijuana and earn perhaps $1 billion annually by taxing it.”

and

“Mecke said Ammiano’s proposed bill “would remove all penalties in California law on cultivation, transportation, sale, purchase, possession, or use of marijuana, natural THC, or paraphernalia for persons over the age of 21.”

More on this dreamlike story here and here and here.

Can the rest of the world please follow suit, now.

(thanks Ed)

Here’s a thought. If governments worldwide adopted this policy, there would be no more economic crisis. How about that?

UPDATE: here’s the news story

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  • http://smokkr.com Ændrew Rininsland

    Hopefully the first of many states to consider the idea. Doing this in California would have a HUGE effect. Legalize by 2010!

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  • http://www.dope-smoker.co.uk dope smoker

    I can hardly believe what I am reading!

    It would be a LOT of money coming in. Makes sense in every way.

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  • ed

    we can but dream…

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  • http://bluescityradio.com/ Sheila

    I’m moving to California!

    Or hope that Texas gets on board. The best
    we can hope for here is probably some casinos
    going up.

    How the heck can something as toxic as alcohol
    be legal and something that grows naturally
    and has proven medical properties be illegal?

    Being a chronic pain patient, I can only
    hope that the backwards folks in Texas get
    on board some day as well.

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  • http://www.dope-smoker.co.uk dope smoker

    Hi Sheila. Yes I must admit California is looking more and more appealing as a destination.

    Good luck with Texas!

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