The Cheech and Chong Drug War Solution

By Grant Davies

The wise voters of Colorado just proved how simple they actually are. Last night they voted to levy a 25% tax on pot. So let's see...there was a black market in pot because it was illegal. And now there will be a black market in pot because it's legal. Go figure.

Only people who are in the middle of a Cheech and Chong haze could think this is a good idea. I don't usually propose any new laws, but maybe there should be a law against voting while high.

From Yahoo news.

Colorado voters approve 25 percent taxes on recreational marijuana

By Keith Coffman
DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado measure to impose sales and excise taxes of 25 percent on newly legalized recreational marijuana and earmark the first $40 million in revenue for public schools was approved by voters on Tuesday, Governor John Hickenlooper said. Read the rest here..

cross posted to WhatWeThinkandWhy


  1. 25% ! Why not 50%????

    Party on Wayne! It's for the chillern!

  2. Why even stop at 50%? Why not 100%? Or 200%? Think of the possible government revenue stream!

    The irony of legalizing pot so the government could impose a tax on it and then taxing it back underground so that there is no tax revenue will certainly be lost on some. I think you have already identified those people in your second paragraph, Grant.


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