The pressure is on for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to fill the state's mega-bucks deficit, and he might have found an answer: selling pot. Schwarzenegger is supporting a large-scale study to investigate the legalization and taxation of marijuana for recreational uses. "I think it's time for a debate," he said. A recent poll showed more than half of the state's registered voters support legalizing and taxing marijuana as a way to fill the budget deficit. Sales could raise over $1.2 billion annually in tax revenues, according to estimates, though that would do little to counteract the state's deficit, which could reach a staggering $20 billion in a little over a year.
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