Interesting article on the Freakonomics blog today...
Apparently a medical marijuana dealer in Oakland, CA has helped push for a new tax on his business, that will generate significant tax revenues for the city.
As Dr. Levitt notes in his post, this is clearly an attempt to put additional obstacles in the way of those who would like to shut his business down.
The commission notes that encouraging taxation is a great way to get government support for your business... the only thing more addictive than illicit drugs is increased tax revenue...
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