Full article here:The story SF Weekly broke on Friday is true: California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano will announce legislation on Monday to legalize marijuana and earn $1 billion annually by taxing it.
Quintin Mecke, Ammiano's press secretary, confirmed to SF Weekly that the assemblyman's 10 a.m. Monday press conference regarding "new legislation related to the state's fiscal crisis" will broach the subject of reaping untold -- and much-needed -- wealth from the state's No. 1 cash crop.
With the desperate situation in CA right now, this would be awesome! The revenue from pot would be a much needed "stimulus". A billion extra dollars is kinda hard to pass up! Legalizing it would also do a lot to ease out this winless "war on drugs". I think people have a right to experiment with recreational drugs that grow naturally, crack, meth and other processed drugs are another story.
Also since people will be high, they might not freak out so much about how fvcked our economy is :icon_lol:
Oh let it be so!