Pubdate: Wed, 08 Jan 2014
Source: Pueblo Chieftain (CO)
Copyright: 2014 The Pueblo Chieftain
Author: Stan White


The Pueblo Chieftain's headline ("High taxes will send weed users 
underground," Jan. 2) got it backward. High taxes will not send 
cannabis (marijuana) users to the underground but instead the 
customers will simply not use the legal regulated market. Voters cast 
a ballot to legalize cannabis similar to alcohol, yet cannabis is 
taxed higher than alcohol or anything I'm aware of.

The underground market has eight decades of supplying demand and now 
an ounce goes for as little as $150.

The "tax the hell out of it" crowd must have forgotten God indicates 
He created all the seed bearing plants saying they're good on 
literally the very first page of the Bible. Only the devil would tax 
the hell out of it. Come to think of it, only the devil would cage 
humans for using the God-given plant to begin with.

Stan White

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