Pubdate: Sun, 16 Mar 2014
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)
Copyright: 2014 The Press-Enterprise Company
Author: Larry Shurtz


Reading about the cities lacking tax revenue, I feel like a stranger
in a strange land. Growing up in this conservative hotbed, I cannot
fathom forbidding businesses - which generate tax revenue - from
engaging in legal endeavors.

People spent thousands of dollars to place an initiative on the ballot
to legalize medical marijuana in California. Voters approved this measure.

Despite the initiative's approval, cities are spending lots of money
to push out medical marijuana dispensaries.

Why don't people look at the millions of dollars in tax revenue this
state and others are losing?

I do not use pot, but I don't understand how we continue to pay our
"leaders" to make our system work yet they prevent businesses from
doing what they should legally be able to do.

Colorado and Washington are laughing all the way to the

Larry Shurtz

Lake Elsinore
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