You can't make this stuff up....Pt 2.378
Sometimes it seems like Rhode Island is a dark twisted fun-house mirror image of the rest of the country. As I've reported in the past Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are in a race to be the first state of the three to legalize Marijuana for recreational use. Our state law enforcement officials are vehemently against the idea. (One suspects that their resistance is at least in part because our police forces on the local level make very extensive use of forfeiture laws).
Recently (yesterday) a story broke about a guy who ripped off some alleged friends for a large amount of cash and pot. The friends murdered the guy, dismembered him, and dumped the body parts in the ocean.
The state attorney general is using this incident to illustrate the dangers of Marijuana!!!!! (Its a good thing the guy didn't steal a flatscreen TV!!!)
So......Rhode Island is (wittingly?) crafting legislation that ensures a thriving black market. How does $50 an ounce tax sound? How 'bout $300 a plant tax sound? Yep, good old Rhode Island.
Not that there aren't drawbacks...... https://youtu.be/m4GhW6VVGyw?list=PL0FE72EA4910EC00B
The music kicks in after 20 seconds