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Taxing Illegal Drugs: How States Dabble in Drugs and Why They Shouldn't

Policy Study 357

Paul Messino
February 1, 2007

For around $8.00, you can get a gram of marijuana most places in the United States. Most of this is profit. It's not necessary to be a dealer in order to get a piece of the potpie; in fact, 21 states are already carving themselves a slice.


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