New revenue sources are not the answer.
Spoken like a true minimum wager. How could it possibly be bad to have a country that makes more money?
Easier to grow and sell weed than it is to grow tobacoo and manufacture it into cigarettes. And yes, selling contraband cigarettes is a HUGE problem in this country. People get busted all the time transporting smokes between states with differening prices due to taxes.Growing weed for personal use is fairly easy, but it's a lot different than growing it for mass sale and is a helluva lot more involved than people think.
If the federal gubnent was beholden to the same rules that apply to private companies via the SEC and other regulatory bodies, they would have to build a new prison just to hold all the convicts.