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creeker Donating Member (146 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 07:05 PM
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73.  Taxation is the road to Legalization
in 1975 My Dad found a plot of weed across the creek from some land we had. About 500 plants.(mine).He took the Sheriff in and they pulled the plants and threw them in the creek.On the walk back to the truck(after the pulling), the Sheriff talked about the economics of the crop they had just destroyed.My Dad realized that the small plot destroyed was worth more than the 30 acres of soybeans he had planted across the creek.
He became an ardent proponent of legalization.He proposed that an "allotment"(like tobacco has enjoyed)be issued for farmers who qualified. The government would buy your crop and sell it thru State owned stores. Let them tax it--some folks would grow KILLER smoke since the Gestapo would concentrate on Meth and other shit dope.
So--- Contact your state and Federal reps and push this as a new revenue stream--- That has more appeal than tobacco and liquor money
MY RANT-----
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