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proponents of the legalize and tax marijuana camp don't realize is that the current systems probably allows the state to extract the most tax revenue from citizens. The drug war and harsh legal ramification drive up the price. Remove those false market constraints and marijuana would be dirt cheap. There would be almost nothing to tax. The current system allows the state to extract tax from the populace under the cover of keeping society safe. The non violent, victims of unjust drug laws are used to justify the scores of probabtion officers and prisonn empolyees that would otherwise be unnecessary. And that's not even factoring in the billions that would be lost by the pharm industry if marijuana was legalized.