Friday, May 15, 2009

Kentucky could legalize pot-slots

California's Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking for money to plug the holes in his state's budget, and according to his recent press appearances, he is lobbying for studying the way other countries profit from the legalization and taxation of marijuana and other illicit drugs.

Medical marijuana is already legal in the Golden State and marijuana vending machines are taking root in Los Angeles.

If Kentucky lawmakers follow existing logic on the legalization of slot machines . . . IF a) they are bad for citizens but b) the state needs the money and people gamble anyway, THEN why not allow slot machines to dispense the wacky weed to losing players for an additional taxable fee? At least then the losers might forget that they are flushing their economic survival down the drain with every pull of the one arm bandit.

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