Auditor general says marijuana business could introduce $500 million to the state

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Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the state budget would gain more than half a billion dollars each year if the state would full tax and regulate marijuana.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale made his remarks at a Capitol rally calling for reforms in current marijuana laws. The state has just recently allowed for licenses to grow, process and sell medical marijuana. Depasquale says updating the current law could do a lot more.  “It’s good for the economy it’s good for the state budget but more importantly, it’s better for the human toll of the most failed war in the history of the United States, the war on drugs.”

Many state laws allowing marijuana remain in direct conflict with the federal government that does not allow for any sales or possession of marijuana.

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