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Message Subject California moves 1 step closer to legalizing Marijuana
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Sweet!


"Scheduled to take effect on New Year's Day, the measure created a special business tax rate for the pot clubs, which now pay the same $1.20 for every $1,000 in gross sales applied to all retail businesses. The new rate will be $18."

that's sweet??? you can get it pretty much "legally" there now. all they're doing is putting a extra high tobacco-like tax on it. far from sweet my friend.

It's sweet because California needs the funds. Also this is seen as a step to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Once there is more competition the prices will come down enough to offset the cost of the taxes. Thus making legal weed cheaper than illegal weed.

Also as long as marijuana is technically illegal you always run the risk of getting arrested or losing your job if you're drug tested. If it were legal I would assume employers would no longer test for marijuana, and treat you like someone who drinks alcohol.


i agree with all that except for the high tax.
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$18 for every $1000 in sales is 1.8% tax. I wouldn't call that high. I would gladly pay a 10% tax if I could get good quality legal bud from a store. I would know that I'm getting the exact quantity I paid for. I wouldn't have to worry about getting robbed, or arrested. The benefits definitely out weigh the only negative, which is the added tax. And like I said before eventually the price for the weed would come down once it's legal. Which is also one of the top reasons why weed should be legal.
 
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