Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent, seeking the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. Is drawing large crowds, and we haven’t been hearing about it because everyone thinks Hillary Clinton has her party’s nomination locked up, and folks like Donald Trump have given the GOP process the appeal of a car wreck on a highway (You can’t help but watch).
But Sanders drew about 10,000 at a rally in Madison, Wis.
That’s probably the largest crowd at any rally so far this campaign season:
There’s definitely a clear message coming from the Sanders campaign, and it fired up the cheeseheads. Let’s see how it resonates across the country.
OK, let’s look at this from a purely economic standpoint. It’s common knowledge that some of the highest quality pot is grown in Kentucky. Let’s say the legislators in Frankfort decide one day that marijuana should be legal. Based on where it’s already legal, the price will drop significantly.
Now look at the surrounding states. Do you see how much easy revenue can be generated as buyers crass state lines to take advantage of the weed next door?
Kentucky is a poor state. The jobs it’s trying to keep are fading away fast. The coal industry is dying and the fact that Kentucky’s congressional delegation is still pushing it is a waste of time.
Pot is all over the place. It’s renewable. And no matter what laws are passed, people are still going to spend billions of dollars to get stoned.
And society is not going to collapse with legalization.
Take advantage of the market. Use the tax revenue to rebuild infrastructure that will bring real jobs to the state. And set aside a reasonable percentage to pay for substance abuse programs. This isn’t wild speculation. It could actually work.
Why did I know it was pot? (Click to enlarge, via Information Is Beautiful):
Seems like this covers everything (click to enlarge)
It’s effects will be with us forever.
… Montrezl Harrell of the Lousiville Cardinals would be a multimillionaire (via NerdWallet):
It’s striking what he’d make, but the revenue figure for Louisville basketball is up in the stratosphere. Let’s watch Montrezl in action:
Definitely a first-round draft pick.