Oregon Looks to Grow and Tax Medical Marijuana
Oregon currently has a bill in the House to have a state run marijuana production facility. Medical marijuana is already legal in Oregon, and they want to have more control over the substance. They say some of the current “growers” are selling it illegally and being targeted by crime. If the law is passed, the state will impose a $98 per ounce tax on the pot.
I am not really for socialism, I would much rather they let private enterprise take care of growing and selling the weed, but I am all for taxing it. In a recent article I talked about some of the reasons to legalize marijuana, and increasing government revenues from that taxes on it would be a huge plus. This bill doesn’t legalize it, but it might be a step towards that. Even crazier than state grown marijuana, the bill seems to have bi-partisan support. There’s something you don’t see every day.
Let me know what you think about this bill and check out my reasons for legalizing marijuana in the previous article.