by Larry Flynt
HUSTLER Magazine September 2010
This November, California voters will find a ballot initiative calling for the legalization of marijuana. If it passes, California will become the first state in the Union to make pot legal. In my opinion, marijuana should never have been outlawed in the first place.
California prisons are already choked with people convicted of marijuana-related crimes. How much sense does that make, especially given the cost of housing and feeding them at a time when the state is broke?
In that regard, taxing the sale of legal marijuana will go a long way toward solving California’s crushing budget crisis. This is a no-brainer. Let’s make the damn plant legal. And I strongly urge the other 49 states to do likewise.