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poll: Do You Favor Legalized Marijuana and Taxation in Rhode Island?

Monday, March 10, 2014

 

Do You Favor Legalized Marijuana and Taxation?


The Governor of Colorado is warning other Governors that the legalization of marijuana is a far more complicated issue than expected -- while RI Governor Lincoln Chafee is pitching the concept of passing legalization legislation to generate revenue for the state.

Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) told governors at the National Governors meeting to go slow when considering legislation to legalize marijuana. "When governors have asked me, and several have, I say that we don't have the facts. We don't know what the unintended consequences are going to be and we're going to regulate it every way we can. What I do is urge caution. Make sure you look at it very thoroughly."

With legislation pending in the Rhode Island General Assembly, Chafee supporting the concept and Rhode Island potentially losing tens of millions in casino revenue - should Rhode Island legalize and tax the sale of marijuana?

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no!..but liberals do.and when they bring in all of this tax money from marrijiwanna sales it won't lower your property taxes and won't improve your quality of life in any way,shape or form..all that money will go into the pockets of the criminals that are running this state. The whole thing is a joke and the legislators are having a party up there..and you ain't invited!

Comment #1 by LENNY BRUCE on 2014 03 10

Clever way to phrase the poll question GoLocal. Why wasn't it strictly a Yes/No vote. By including "Do Not Tax" to the No vote option, you most assuredly are influencing people to vote Yes because of tax $$. Very disingenuous of your site.

Comment #2 by Walter Miller on 2014 03 10

@JoJO:
Your observations are spot on. Just like the lure of gaming $$, someone please tell me how much lower their local property taxes are or how the quality in life in RI has improved as a result.
Can't think of any; that's because there aren't any!

Yet despite the obvious, people will fall for the same BS promises over and over again.

Take heed in what the Governor of Colorado warns, little to no good will come should RI legalize marijuana but numerous problems will occur that society will be forced to deal with.

Comment #3 by Walter Miller on 2014 03 10

@JoJO:
Your observations are spot on. Just like the lure of gaming $$, someone please tell me how much lower their local property taxes are or how the quality in life in RI has improved as a result.
Can't think of any; that's because there aren't any!

Yet despite the obvious, people will fall for the same BS promises over and over again.

Take heed in what the Governor of Colorado warns, little to no good will come should RI legalize marijuana but numerous problems will occur that society will be forced to deal with.

Comment #4 by Walter Miller on 2014 03 10

I voted to legalize it, no surprise there if you read my posts on the subject. If it is legalized, of course tax sales of it. Unless you get rid of the all sales taxes, which I'm all for.

I am with JOJO MONKEY as far as any money being wasted, welcome to Rhode Island.

And with Walter Miller as far as the poll question answers were leading.

Comment #5 by Wuggly Ump on 2014 03 10

Relax guys, when I am appointed the next Governor I will kindly request the girl-scouts selling cookies within the vestibule of the legalized cannabis dispensaries (all 10 of them in RI) to allocate 10% of their taxation directly toward your property taxes.

There exists a myriad of benefit on all fronts to include medicinal, industrial, agricultural, and outright legalization. A trillion spent (wasted) on the "war on drugs". May I suggest you educate yourselves beginning with tomorrow night's CNN presentation starring chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Blinded by ignorance...sell your property, I just might convert it into a "grow-house".

Comment #6 by Rhode Islander a on 2014 03 11




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