Democrats seek to give states say over marijuana, levy tax

There are 3 comments on the WTAX-AM Springfield story from Feb 5, 2013, titled Democrats seek to give states say over marijuana, levy tax. In it, WTAX-AM Springfield reports that:

The states would be free to decide whether to legalize marijuana without running afoul of federal law but would require purchasers to pay federal taxes on its sale under legislation being proposed by two Democratic lawmakers.

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Way to ensure failure

Puyallup, WA

#1 Feb 5, 2013
That's it folks, tax the crap out of it. Make it more expensive than the black market so the corner dealer stays in business.. Do so, that way you can say legalization failed. When will people learn? My guess is, with our government thugs, never would be the correct guess. Just legalize and keep your hands out of the pot (no pun intended), doing otherwise will only make things worse. Wisen-up folks...
Way to ensure failure

United States

#2 Feb 5, 2013
Also, what a wonderful way to grow government again... after all, we will need to a thousands of employees to 'monitor' the establishments, auditors, auditors for the IRS, teams to raid those not in compliance, licensing personnel, testers to ensure whatnots such as thc content etc, interstate border enforcement... the list grows quickly along with the costs associated. What a waste the dems are proposing... again, legalize and keep your hands out of the pot.

Conroe, TX

#3 Feb 8, 2013
I agree, he is correct

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