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    NY Gov. Cuomo Wants To Legalize Marijuana To Cover Budget Deficit

    New York state faces a nearly $60 billion budget deficit through 2024.

    The answer? Pot.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says legalizing marijuana could be key to offsetting the massive budget deficit and helping the COVID-19 torn state recover.

    “There are a lot of reasons to get it done, but one of the benefits is it also brings in revenue, and all states — but especially this state — we need revenue and we’re going to be searching the cupboards for revenue,” Cuomo told the Staten Island Advance.

    “And I think that is going to put marijuana over the top,” he added.
    That's why they call it DOPE

    How much do people have to smoke to cover $60 billion dollars ?

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    The 'black-market' will undercut him and the State'll remain cash-starved.
    To stop a war, or to start one. Whichever pays more.
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    That's why they call it DOPE
    The cumo's AKA the 3 stooges (I know there is only 2 of them) Are quite the bunch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    The 'black-market' will undercut him and the State'll remain cash-starved.
    True, but he is not smart enough to see that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    The 'black-market' will undercut him and the State'll remain cash-starved.
    Slight thread jack. A frequent conversation with some of my delinquent students who think if weed is legalized, they will be able to grow and sell like they do now and not need school. My counter has been go ask how they are going to compete in terms of price and quality with international companies who have 100s of acres and who have already spent years buying, breeding, and mixing the best quality seeds from around the world, just waiting for the US market to come into existence, which gets a blank stare. I have seen some reports that in several states that have legalized marijuana, the black market is still outselling the legal market. Is that just because of user habit, or because the cartels are still providing better price and product, and if the latter, would national legalization and industrialization of the farms change the game like I envision?

    Note, I still don't support legalization, but I fear it's coming no matter what, and am contemplating the various ripple effects.

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    If it's legal and you can grow your own it essentially becomes free, you don't need to buy from the corporations with high overhead and taxes or the black market either.

    This stuff is just a wed you can grow in a 5 gallon bucket on your porch, it doesn't take any complicated processing to get the end result.

    Obviously there will be those who want the "best" and will pay stupid prices, but will it be enough to bring in the needed revenue.

    And in a place like ny wit hall the red tape that will be another impediment to high revenues.
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    1960: " It's illegal because the Government doesn't know how to tax it. "

    2020: " It's legal, but the Government doesn't know how to tax it. "
    To stop a war, or to start one. Whichever pays more.
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