How much cannatax could be collected in a legal, regulated society? Lots, like $75 billion. And that’s just the USA’s share, in the the overground poteconomy’s infancy. Harvard’s enigmatic Dr. Jeffrey Miron, oft-quoted pot pontificator, greatly doubts it. Other poteconomists doubt him. Finally, the real lowdown.
Recent Brown economics major Max Chaiken’s senior thesis, The Other Green Economy, contributes vision, open-mindedness, and compulsion to the pastime of seeking cannatax. It predicts a whopping $212 billion’s worth, which ruffles the feathers of more experienced economists.