Does New Zealand need a Stoner Tax?

With Don Brash finally bringing some credibility to the cannabis debate we have a real opportunity to sensibly discuss the issue.

Rather than decriminalise marijuana we should instead regulate it, with only licensed producers being allow to sell it to retailers like tobacco.

Then we can have a big stoner tax, taking as much money as we do on tobacco, which we can then use to reduce income tax and plow into health.

I think that ACT should formally adopt Don Brash’s position and really work hard to make this work.

California is certainly considering a Stoner Tax. It is on the ballot in November, I will certainly be looking into this a bit more. Especially around the removal of crime cartels control over cannabis.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.