First, your state has to be progressive enough to legalize pot. But you can bet that will never happen here in Ten-uh-see where elected officials are hell-bent on regressing the state back to 1796 when it was granted statehood.
But, in California a measure to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes passed in 1996. CBS/AP reports that a new measure was just passed in Oakland to tax the sale of marijuana. The four clubs where over-the-counter pot is sold have been charging $1.20 for every $1,000 in gross sales applied in all retail sales.
The measure to raise the marijuana tax to $18 passed by 80 percent of the voters and will take effect on New Year’s Day. Oakland’s auditor estimates that the tax will generate nearly $300,000 for the city.
Club owners supported the measure that was decided by a mail-in vote.
A movement, Measure F, is underway in California to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol. Such a measure would generate almost $1.4 billion in revenue.
Just think, Ten-uh-see, the state would have some money for schools, parks and road improvements.