It could pay for a lot of things such as medical services, other tax reduction, etc. for state residents.
There is a current study that shows that Colorado who recently did just this is raking in between $50,000,000 and $99,000,000 a year.
That is a lot of money and for some states it would be a wonderful way to reduce other tax or increase healthcare etc for residents.
The folks who smoke marijuana are still going to smoke and the law doesn't really stop them as the desire to smoke once in a while is going to be there.
Will continue to imbibe in the weed and some will quit as it was before the legality issue came up.
People will begin to smoke and some will lose interest. The use of marijuana might nicrease a bit on the whole but in general we will not be overwhelmed by pot abuse.
People don't respect the anti-marijuana laws enough as it is, to not smoke it if it is made available to them.Weed is not addictive despite the fanatical anti-pot folks who make up stories about it to scare us all.
Any more than alcohol consumption would.
So the idea that marijuana is leading the folks who smoke it down the road to hell is just a bunch of hoopla and it is a silly response to not understanding marijuana.
It is not a good idea for a neurosurgeon to get very stoned on pot and try to perform brain surgery, for example, but people already know that so it isn't an issue.
People do not get into get into car accidents or have traumatic disasters happen to them because they are high on weed, whereas people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol are disastrous at best.
For the amount of money that your state could gain if they legalized marijuana sales with a sales tax.
|Alabama||$30 - $49||Louisiana||$20 - $29||Ohio||$100 - $500|
|Alaska||$10 - $20||Maine||$10 to $20,||Oklahoma||$30 - $49|
|Arizona||$50 - $99||Maryland||-$10||Oregon||$50 - $99|
|Arkansas||$20 - $29||Massachusetts||$50 - $99||Pennsylvania||$100 - $500|
|California||$500 +||Michigan||$100 - $500||Rhode Island||$20 - $29|
|Colorado||$50 - $99||Minnesota||$30 - $49||South Carolina||$30 - $49|
|Connecticut||$30 - $49||Mississippi||$20 - $29||South Dakota||-$10|
|Delaware||- $10||Missouri||$30 - $49||Tennessee||$50 - $99|
|Florida||$100 - $500||Montana||$10 - $29||Texas||$100 - $500|
|Georgia||$50 - $99||Nebraska||$10 - $19||Utah||$10 - $19|
|Hawaii||$10 - $19||Nevada||$30 - $49||Vermont||$10 - $20|
|Idaho||$10 - $19||New Hampshire||-$10||Virginia||$50 - $99|
|Illinois||$100 - $500||New Jersey||$50 - $99||Washington||$100 - $99|
|Indiana||$50 - $99||New Mexico||$20 - $29||West Virginia||$10 - $19|
|Iowa||$20 - $29||New York||$100 - $500||Wisconsin||$30 - $49|
|Kansas||$10 - $19||North Carolina||$50 - $99||Wyoming||-$10|
|Kentucky||$20 - $29||North Dakota||-$10|
Roger Chartier - The Author