Sunday, July 12, 2009

Let's legalize marijuana

A very long day but that is another story as I write this at 9:43 pm about 43 minutes after my bedtime and considering that I woke up at 2 am because I was so tired after driving to and fro to Steamboat and back for a very long and tedious meeting on Saturday and had gone to bed at 8 pm last night. I have got to change my internal clock.

The State Employees of California are weighing very heavy on my heart. They are no longer getting paid and are getting IOUs from the state for their salary. The state is broke. If California was a country it would be the 8th largest in the world based on their annual budget. One commentator said that the true issue is do they want to pay for the most expensive state government in the nation rivaled only by New York and Connecticut or to be run like the State of Mississippi that has the lowest per capita expenditures in the nation.

The governorator and the legislature are both considering full legalization of marijuana and then putting a $50 an ounce tax on the sales. Great idea. It is happening anyway and they say that might bring in as much as $2 billion a year. I am helping on a similar proposal here in Colorado and in Breckenridge. Why should the crooks make all the money when we need the money for health care and education. And to bail out California.

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