Pubdate: Mon, 04 Apr 2016
Source: New Haven Register (CT)
Copyright: 2016 New Haven Register
Author: Stan White


With millions of people in line who can hardly wait to pay taxes, the 
dollar amount Connecticut could collect by regulating cannabis 
(marijuana) may be greater than anticipated (Think Green: Here's An 
Easy Way to Cut Our State's Deficit, Mar. 25, 2016).

As Oregon's Mail Tribune newspaper reported (First Pot Tax 
Collections Higher Than Expected, March 26, 2016), the Oregon 
Department of Revenue collected $3.8 million in taxes from cannabis 
sales in January, which in that one month, was equal to what experts 
were expecting for the entire year.

It's a lot to take in, not just in dollars, the article further 
points out; pot consumers are turning to licensed locations and not 
the black market.

And a note to Connecticut Association of Prevention Professionals: 
even government quit using the discredited "gateway" theory years 
ago, however, supporting the myth that heroin is no worse than 
cannabis (the Schedule I lie) does increase heroin addiction and 
death rates. As does forcing cannabis consumers into the black market.

A sane or moral argument to perpetuate cannabis prohibition doesn't exist.

- - Stan White

Dillon, Colorado
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