With Oregon's economic troubles in focus, isn't it about time for Oregon to legalize and tax marajuana?
A "high" tax rate of say 25% would make Oregon's budget wows go up in smoke.
Rural Oregonians would see their schools funded and new local legal revenues being generated.
We could get into the fiber manufacturing markets that our current system gives to foreign countries, free up prison space for sex offenders, reduce police forces.
We could make rural communities destination resorts, complete with out in the open consumption and VW bus taxis.
By limiting the size of grower operations to say 1/4 acre, we could see the economic benefit distrubuted.
The home herbologists could buy a permit for $100 per plant. All sales would be through authorized head shops.