Tax policy doggerel

Tax Day Pot Poem

Dear cannabis lovers, here are the sad facts:
The public says commerce in weed must be taxed.
The “liberty movement” wants taxes to fall.
But vanishing “price” taxes undermine y’all.

@Leafly op-ed has the fine points:

https://www.leafly.com/news/industry/opinion-theres-a-better-way-to-tax-legal-cannabis #marijuana

 

#TaxDayMarijuana Policy Stanza 1
Dear State Legislatures who legalize weed:
Don’t miss out on revenue your people need.
A price-based percentage tax won’t be secure
‘Cause prices will tumble as markets mature.

TaxDay Advice Stanza 2

The “liberty movement” wants taxes to fall

The price tax that they like will slow and then stall.

Price discounts for “friends,” and free-pot-with-pipe scams?

It’s much more effective to tax weed by grams.

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