Pubdate: Sun, 23 May 2010
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2010 The Calgary Sun
Author: Alan Randell
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


Re: "Tinfoil hat delusion," (May 16).

I agree with Ian Robinson that marijuana should be legalized, but I
disagree strongly with his advice that we should "tax the hell out of
it." Why should marijuana users be forced to pay more taxes than other
users? Isn't that a recipe for allowing gangsters a toehold in the
market just as we're doing now with cigarettes? High taxes are just
another form of prohibition.

Alan Randell

(You want it legalized and you don't want to pay taxes on it. Do you
want us to pay for it, too? ) 
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