Monday, February 23

Federalize it!

Today California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced a bill to legalize marijuana.

SF Weekly:
"The Marijuana Control, regulation and education act (AB 390) is a simple matter of fiscal common sense."

In a nutshell, here's what the bill would do: "Remove all penalties under California law for the cultivation, transportation, sale, purchase, possession, and use of marijuana, natural THC and paraphernalia by persons over the age of 21," "prohibit local and state law enforcement officials from enforcing federal marijuana laws (more on that later)" and establish a fee of $50 an ounce on marijuana on top of whatever pot will cost in a legal future - which legalization advocates say is about half what it costs now. This tax rate figures at about a buck a joint.

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