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I've never touched weed, but I think it's not the worst idea to legalize it. Less people going to jail for minor offenses, more tax revenue, etc.
Sure people can just grow their own, but people can also grow their tomatoes and corn, and still choose to buy it at the store, so their WILL be a sizable tax revenue. In Washington, there is a 25% tax rate imposed on the product three times: when the grower sells it to the processor, when the processor sells it to the retailer, and when the retailer sells it to the customer. That's a lot of coin.
It can't be any worse than having people out drinking and getting behind the wheel. I think there should be regulations, like alcohol, against smoking while driving, and should be handled just like a drunk driving charge if you're deemed impaired.
People are going to do it anyways, might as well make some money off of it.
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