Comment of the Day

Reader: If pot had been legalized years ago, there'd be no national debt

Our post about a Denver City Council proclamation calling on a federal banking fix for marijuana businesses noted an industry estimate of more than $5 million in recreational pot sales in the first five days such transactions were legal. This figure got one of our readers thinking about an old school assignment....

Deann Finch Mikelson writes:

With tax revenue like this my prediction is that ALL other states will follow suit eventually. I actually did a report on this in high school, many moons ago, and by my calculations back then we could have wiped out the national deficit in 12 years.....

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