As the health benefits of Cannabis grow obvious, economies are also strengthening where consciousness and empathy prevail. For Colorado, this could mean returning money to taxpayers as they experience a tax surplus.
Everyone must now look closely at anyone who claims to be in favor of
- more money for education and healthcare,
- more money for government services,
- or lowering the cost of doing business in Hawaii,
if they are opposed to legalizing Cannabis.
To turn your back on patient rights is also turning your back on tax revenue. Say you’re for better or more affordable government while ignoring the Cannabis economy is hypocrisy. Honestly, anyone against pot on any level should at least get informed and hopefully look more closely at their ethics.
We don’t advocate for legalization because that will happen naturally. However, it’s quite obvious that returning Cannabis to lawful status is the best thing for patients.
Colorado is just one emerging example.
“This is a little bit of a different animal. There’s a struggle on this one,” said Sen. Kevin Grantham, one of the Republican budget writers.
After marijuana was legalized in 2012, voters in Colorado returned to the polls the next year and agreed to a 15% excise tax on Cannabis for schools and an addition 10% sales tax for lawmakers to be able to spend.
Voters were told the taxes would bring in about $70 milling within the first year. However, the state now believes they have raised about $50 million in the past year.
Read more at http://higherperspective.com/2015/02/colorado-money.html