“Tax” is no longer at the bottom of the label barrel. Proponents of the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, http://octa2012.org/oregon-cannabis-tax-act-legislation/, just approved for the November 2012 ballot, deliberately put “Tax” in the title – but not in the Act. The Act provides for a state monopoly to sell marijuana (and a state monopsony to buy it) – but no taxes. Oregon doesn’t even have a sales tax.
Maybe it’s just that Tax sounds better than Legalization. But maybe anti-tax hysteria is peaking. Conservative Republican Senator Tom Coburn says that anti-tax advocate of drowning the Federal Government in a bathtub Grover “Norquist is increasingly isolated politically.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/opinion/a-greater-american-pledge.html