Drug License

Don't catch 'em, tax 'em!

Don't misunderstand: in Arizona, as in every other state, it is still illegal to peddle drugs. But citizens who intend to sell illicit drugs in Arizona anyway are now obliged to get a $100 state license from the department of revenue. Still more curious, the law that went into effect last month requires that an official, yellow $10 tax stamp be stuck to every 1-oz. bag of marijuana sold, and a $125 blue stamp to each 1-oz. parcel of cocaine (or any other illegal drug). What is more, the...

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