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    Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program

    Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program - Chicago Tribune

    “We can implement funding to directly invest in black Evanston,” said Ald. Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward, who proposed the reparations bill.While Evanston officials have voted to permit, tax and appropriate money from recreational marijuana sales, many other suburbs have voted not to allow recreational marijuana dispensaries to open when the businesses become legal next year under state law.


    Evanston leaders say they see the dispensaries as an opportunity to pay for a local reparations program that would address the lingering institutional effects of slavery and discrimination. The proposal passed 8-1, with Ald. Tom Suffredin, 6th Ward, voting against it.
    Pot heads to fuel gimmie handouts that are solely for people with the right skin color. /smh
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    Re: Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program

    I shake my head harder at the war on drugs, a massive failure and something that affected minorities disproportionately compared to everyone else and has lead to death and havoc across the Americas and empowered massive cartels to destabilize nations and governments.

    Something you support.

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    Re: Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program

    So if someone is already a member of the group getting reparations (or evil inheritance income) for what happened to their ancestors, do we do separate math when calculating their sales tax on pot to exclude the percentage used to pay this out? I'm guessing it's not just the descendants of the slave owners who buy pot
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    Re: Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I shake my head harder at the war on drugs, a massive failure and something that affected minorities disproportionately compared to everyone else and has lead to death and havoc across the Americas and empowered massive cartels to destabilize nations and governments.

    Something you support.

    Or you know, you can get mad at this.
    But those reparations, tho!
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    Re: Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program

    Quote Originally Posted by Renae View Post
    Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program - Chicago Tribune


    Pot heads to fuel gimmie handouts that are solely for people with the right skin color. /smh
    There is a very simple solution to avoid a city's recreational weed tax - buy your weed outside of that city.

    It is highly doubtful that reparations based on one's (self-defined?) race will work as planned or survive a constitutional challenge.
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    Re: Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program

    Quote Originally Posted by Renae View Post
    Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program - Chicago Tribune


    Pot heads to fuel gimmie handouts that are solely for people with the right skin color. /smh


    To use MJ tax revenue as investment to the communities in greatest need is just fine by me. They will, in urban areas, most often be to people of color, anyway. Framing such as "reparations" to black people is unnecessary but for grabbing headlines and some kind of feel-good, looking good, patting oneself on the back kind of thing. It doesn't have to be so direct as planned to have the same effect and not thus be so divisively framed. It's like Elizabeth Warren's "wealth tax". What a stupid way of framing the matter. Just advance the progressive tax system we already have to be at higher rates and with fewer loopholes for the higher incomes, as they rise, than is now.

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    Re: Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    There is a very simple solution to avoid a city's recreational weed tax - buy your weed outside of that city.

    It is highly doubtful that reparations based on one's (self-defined?) race will work as planned or survive a constitutional challenge.


    Not so simple. Cities simply require proof of local residency because they don't want to be a magnet to influx of such business from outside of town, even if it means greater tax revenues.

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    Re: Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesmoke View Post
    Not so simple. Cities simply require proof of local residency because they don't want to be a magnet to influx of such business from outside of town, even if it means greater tax revenues.
    Can you cite a source for that (bolded above) assertion? I have not experienced that while buying either alcohol or guns.
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    Re: Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program

    Assholes suffering from a severe case of White Guilt?
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    Re: Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I shake my head harder at the war on drugs, a massive failure and something that affected minorities disproportionately compared to everyone else and has lead to death and havoc across the Americas and empowered massive cartels to destabilize nations and governments.

    Something you support.

    Or you know, you can get mad at this.
    You're so right, the Government knew that minorities would be adversely affected, they just can't help themselves from breaking the law, it was a white plan to keep blacks in prison. Gosh, if I were black, I'd be so happy there were people like you who thought so highly of us like that...
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