Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Humboldt County Pot Grower Tax Deadbeats

So, this will probably be the last of the posts inspired by our vacation down to see the Redwoods, but a news story I saw in a local paper down there was too good to pass up.

It seems that now, after decades of fighting to legalize marijuana, the people who grow it have now suddenly realized that once it's legal the cost will go down and they'll have to pay taxes on it. You know, just like alcohol after the repeal of Prohibition. And while they're happy to make a living growing dope, the idea of paying taxes to The Man dismays them. Here's the link*


Another reason we either need to bring back Prohibition or end the 'War on Drugs'; our current patchwork system of trying both at the same time is simply not working.

--JDR

*although in the local newspaper version I saw its title was "Illegal Growers Fear Legalized Pot"