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Quit Talking: Absorb the Facts of Marijuana

Quit Talking: Absorb the Facts of Marijuana

As health officials continue to bark out ridiculous claims about marijuana, one must begin to wonder; “Marijuana can be up to five times more potent than the cannabis of the 1970s, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “  If you take a minute to interview any cannabis user of the 70’s you can clearly get a strait answer, the marijuana purchased in the 70’s included stems, leaves, and other parts of the plant not smoked.  When you look at the potency per pound, obviously the 1970’s marijuana is going to look less potent compared to the marijuana purchased today, which is well trimmed, virtually stemless, seedless, and leafless.They tend to say, cannabis users are not as successful as non users, but how many top sport stars, musical stars, writers, movie stars admit to using marijuana, A LOT! Marijuana is a one of a kind plant that can be used for so much more than just inspiration.

As our financial officials continue to walk into work with there head up there ass, marijuana supporters have stamped out a new, more efficient way of helping out this country.  Instead of fighting taxes, like almost every American around, cannabis supporters welcome a tax along with legalization. Already in California, medical marijuana alone raises 18 million a year. Many political advisors in California have responded to be very grateful for the extra cash in budget. If completely legalized, the state’s top tax collector estimates that taxing marijuana like liquor could bring in more than $1.3 billion annually. Instead of dealing with a shady, unknown weed dealer, cannabis clubs prop up local economies, mints millionaires and feeds a thriving industry of startups — stores that sell high-tech marijuana-growing equipment, pot clubs that pay rent and hire workers, chains of for-profit clinics that specialize in medical-marijuana recommendations. Still, marijuana money from outdoor and indoor plots inevitably flows into local coffers. Marijuana increases residents’ retail buying power by about $58 million countywide, according to a Mendocino County report.

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, wants the state to tax and regulate all pot as it does alcohol. State Board of Equalization Chairwoman Betty Yee, a supporter, projects the law would generate $990 million annually through a $50-per-ounce fee for retailers and $392 million in sales taxes. (The state now collects $18 million each year in taxes on medical marijuana.) Large-scale agri-businesses in California’s Central Valley would dominate legal marijuana production as they already do bulk wine grapes, advocates argue. Pot prices would fall dramatically, forcing growers to abandon costly clandestine operations that authorities say trash the land and steal scarce water.  Gangs and violent criminals that thrive off marijuana black market sales would fall apart leaving a low cost relaxant, wanted by billions of US Citizens.

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