Former State Senator Expresses a Novel Idea

In this Jan. 16 article for the NH Business Review, former state Senator Burt Cohen observes that although it isn't likely to happen anytime soon, ending marijuana prohibition "would inarguably cause far less harm and raise more, and more reliable, revenue" than a reform that is being seriously considered: expanded casino gambling.

"Of course, anything can be abused," Cohen writes. "One benefit of taxing it would mean getting it under control, limiting consumption, and most importantly keeping it out of the hands of young people. Like the well-functioning system we have now for the drug alcohol."


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