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  •  That's such bullshit. (1+ / 0-)
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    If they want people in the pot industry to pay taxes then freaking legalize it already! Most growers I know would be perfectly happy to be able to pay taxes, declare income and not have to sneak around in a cash economy trying to be inconspicuous to the IRS because you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. Declare the income and get busted by the DEA. Don't declare and get busted by the IRS. You can't freaking win. Nobody wants to be an outlaw, FFS, these are just regular people with an unusual gardening hobby and don't need to be made into felons over a damned plant. It's so stupid.

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    by SmartAleq on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:01:00 PM PST

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    •  many do pay taxes (0+ / 0-)

      they have obvious things they are paying for so they make up some bs to claim as income from consulting or whatever...but, hell yes, legalize it and tax them , but some growers in norcal were famous for funding opposition to legalization efforts. Some of them have a lot of karmic burden to bear. All those people in jail for stupid shit like possession are part of the cost that provided their income.
         So legalization might well be the end of business as usual at $1500/pound.

      Wise ones purchased grape property and other farmland.


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      by KenBee on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 12:12:34 AM PST

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