Pubdate: Wed, 25 Mar 2009
Source: New Times (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Copyright: 2009 New Times
Author: Tyler Madson


I want to voice my support for Assembly Bill 390 as introduced by San 
Francisco assemblyman Tom Ammiano, which would tax and regulate 
marijuana in the same manner as alcohol, limiting its sale to adults 
age 21 and older. During these tough economic times, extra income is 
very important for our state. Marijuana brings in $14 billion a year, 
dwarfing our second largest agricultural commodity, milk and cream, 
by more than $7 billion. A portion of those earnings would also be 
put toward drug rehabilitation centers and drug education programs to 
inform our youth about the dangers of drugs. Assembly Bill 390 would 
increase the penalty for using marijuana near schools. The dealers 
now don't ask for identification; they sell to anyone at any age. 
Isn't it time the government lets us do what we want with our own 
lives and saves our economy at the same time?

Tyler Madson

- ---
MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom