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States losing out on billions of dollars by keeping marijuana illegal

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The federal government and most states are throwing away $28 billion in yearly tax revenue by not legalizing marijuana, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation, an independent think tank.

The bulk of that revenue — $20.5 billion of it — would accrue to states through the collection of excise taxes on marijuana sales, general sales taxes, and income and payroll taxes levied on workers and businesses in a mature legal marijuana industry.

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FBI captures fugitive Idaho doctor, Rafael W. Beier

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KTVB is reporting that the FBI confirmed Monday they have captured fugitive Idaho doctor Rafael W. Beier who had been on the run since failing to appear in court for his verdict reading last week.

CdA Court employees said Beier was arrested on his property in Kingston. He was found hiding in a small RV by the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force. Officials said Beier ignored commands to exit the RV until authorities threatened to use a K9.



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The War on Drugs comes to Nampa, Idaho… with an MRAP

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Four young people between the ages of 19 and 24 were arrested on a variety of drug charges in Nampa, Idaho, after the cops brought out their MRAP Thursday.

Local police departments around the nation have acquired hundreds of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles or “MRAPs” which are now regularly deployed to perpetuate the failed War on Drugs and other dubious enforcement efforts.

How much better off would we be if we followed the wise advice of Ron Paul on this issue?

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