No home growing w/o license

From a tax perspective, Ohio’s November marijuana Initiative may be the worst plan ever to reach the ballot. It caps tax rates forever, by Constitutional amendment.   (Another objection is that it channels all the new wealth directly to its millionaire funders.)

But the Ohio proposal contains a restriction on home growing that I don’t remember seeing in such a prominent proposal. Home growing is a threat to the millionaires who would seize all commercial growing rights for themselves. So the proposal makes home growers get licenses.  But the silver lining for tax enforcement is that licenses will make it harder for home growers to break the rules and start selling in commerce, in competition with the legal, taxed market.  If you want a tight tax system, licensing home growers would be part of the plan.  

Here’s the language from Ohio’s Issue 3:

“It is lawful for persons 21 years of age or older to grow, cultivate, use, possess and share with another person 21 years of age or older homegrown marijuana in an amount not to exceed four flowering marijuana plants and eight ounces of usable homegrown marijuana at a given time; provided, however, that such person must first obtain a non-transferrable license pursuant to Commission-promulgated rules and regulations.”

+++

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s