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Karl_Bonner_1982 Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 12:26 AM
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7. I like the treatment funded by pot taxes clause...
This is what I've been advocating all along. If alcohol and pot use increase, so will their respective rates of abuse. Therefore we will have more tax revenue to throw at treatment programs precisely when they are in the greatest demand.

This kind of taxation and funding is what economists call an "automatic stabilizer" since the problem in question (increased use of legal, taxed intoxicants) helps fund its own solution (treatment).
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