Sunday, June 28, 2015

The business of Washington state cities is business

They're Bottom Line Guys in the Pacific Northwest;
Cities and counties won’t be forced to accept the marijuana industry, but those that do will get a cut of the revenue.
That’s what state lawmakers decided as they approved new tax levels and regulations for the state-licensed marijuana market Saturday.
Chump change for now, but who knows?
Once the year-old marijuana market has been around long enough for the state to collect more data on it, lawmakers will have a better idea of how much legalization has increased or decreased local governments’ workloads, said Rep. Reuven Carlyle, another negotiator and a Seattle Democrat.

Regulation of the new businesses may cost money, but legalization could also reduce costs associated with pursuing illegal drug dealers.
Not to mention housing and feeding them once they're arrested and convicted of crimes.

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