Placing too high a tax on cannabis has unintended consequences and too low a tax wouldn’t pass into law. Maine will charge a fair rate of 10% and let it go into the general fund. Legalize Maine did not think it appropriate to mandate that a certain percentage of tax revenue from marijuana sales got to fund any specific program..
Mandated funding to special programs become fiefdoms and havens for special interests. We trust our elected representative to spend wisely the tens of millions of new tax dollars they will receive – whether for schools, the addiction crisis, infrastructure, or anything else.