Ad Claim: Dope Smokers Can Cure California Budget Ills

All They Want to Do Is Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes

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California isn't having budget woes because it spends money like a Deadhead at a bong store. No, it's because it's not letting marijuana consumers pay their fair share of taxes. Well, at least according to this commercial from the Marijuana Policy Project. Hey, I'm all for legalizing pot. I am. But this is just silly. Firstly, Californian's biggest budget-related problems are out-of-control spending and tax policies that scare business. Secondly, you actually expect me to believe that the majority of pot smokers are just itching at a chance to pay taxes? You'd have to be high to want to pay taxes in California!

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