Tax It Before You Smoke It, California
Finally, California has decided to do something productive to get revenue into our fine state without taxing residents to death. Well, it's still a tax but it's a voluntary one and that's something JDA can totally support.
An initiative to legalize marijuana and allow it to be sold and taxed will appear on the November ballot, state election officials announced Wednesday, triggering what will probably be a much-watched campaign that once again puts California on the forefront of the nation's debate over whether to soften drug laws.
The number of valid signatures reported by Los Angeles County, submitted minutes before Wednesday's 5 p.m. deadline, put the measure well beyond the 433,971 it needed to be certified. Supporters turned in 694,248 signatures, collecting them in every county except Alpine. County election officials estimated that 523,531 were valid.
(in Oakland, medical marijuana is already taxed to death so I'm fairly sure that means Oakland pot smokers will be heading to the city for their fix but I have no idea what you are talking about)