Government Could Collect Tax Dollars On Legalized Marijuana

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Editor:

I'm writing about Max Foster's story: "1,656 marijuana plants found in raid" (July 7). The marijuana destroyed will soon be replaced -- it always is. If any marijuana growers are arrested, they will also soon be replaced -- they always are.

Are we supposed to be surprised that when government policy makes an easy-to-grow weed almost as valuable as pure gold, that lots of people will take advantage of the situation?

If marijuana were re-legalized, our government could collect billions of dollars in taxes, instead of throwing billions of dollars down the drain in our futile attempt to nullify the law of supply and demand.

Kirk Muse, Mesa

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