Should the government tax medical marijuana?

Herald Leader Gov. Debate

Should the government tax medical marijuana?
Debate highlights a difference between Dems


It wasn’t until 30 minutes into the hour-long debate on WDRB Tuesday night that one of the candidates even acknowledged that he shared a stage with two other Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls.

The question was on marijuana, and Attorney General Andy Beshear had just said he felt the state would be able to find $50 million in revenue by taxing medicinal marijuana. As the camera shifted to former auditor Adam Edelen, he was teed up with an answer to Beshear’s claim.

“Andy is a good man, but we have a difference of opinion,” Edelen said. “I believe that medical marijuana, by it’s very definition is medicine and I will never be a governor who believes that we ought to tax medicine.”

Instead, Edelen said, the state would be able to save the money if they decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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