Here is the video (the one at the bottom). For the tax part, I come in a little after the 28’30” minute mark. Rob MacCoun of Stanford Law is about 5 minutes before me. Q&A after I finish. Lieutenant Governor Newsom does a good job throughout, I would say. The answer part of the brief Q&A on the tax part starts at about 36’44”. There’s more Q&A at 1’04″30.
https://www.safeandsmartpolicy.org/public-forums/ (the last video).
Here are early notes, which I did not follow exactly:
It won’t be easy to tax this weed.
- The level of tax
Some say zero – tomato vs. cash cow
Tail dog — youth v Black market:
Colorado and Washington MMC
Plant – pretax prices will come down.
- Loopholes. 99 holes
If it pays to cheat . . .
Medical — Colorado chumps and tourists
Relying on Price slippery:
Free pot with purchase, employee discount
Collecting tax early solves shoplift, truck that goes missing.
- Problems, but good news
Black market prices will stay high if enforcement works.
Law enforcement vs. consumers freedom-loving rebels.
High moral ground; juries may agree
Nothing to rebel against
Need a law where cheating doesn’t pay. Enforcement.
Main point flexibility – not overnight
More honest than what you’ve got