Ridgefield Documentary Filmmaker Jumps Through Hoops to Say He’s Against Cannabis
I found it on Reddit, and I have to say this video is a A+++ for effort.
Never in my life have I seen so much work, dismissed so fast. The following video was posted to Youtube on March 16, 2022 titled "Ridgefield Cannabis Question." The video was posted by Kirkxter and the description reads:
"Like 47 Connecticut towns with populations of 25,000 or more, Ridgefield must decide if it wants to welcome cannabis businesses into its borders. Cannabis, though now legal in Connecticut, is still a federally illegal schedule one controlled substance. As such, it is subject to 280E of the federal tax code. Thus cannabis businesses can not deduct most business expenses and pay taxes of 70% or more... 3.5 times what legal businesses pay. This means they are impaired from investing in their business, providing benefits to employees and giving back to their community. It also, puts State licensed cannabis businesses that are highly regulated and taxed at a disadvantage to blackmarket pot competitors. Not every legal business is compatible with every town. Ridgefield leaders must decide if cannabis is suitable for Ridgefield. This documentary is intended to aid in that decision-making process."
It had 189 views when I posted this, and the early comments were simple, they read:
Michael R. - "I wonder what the Ridgefield Prevention Council has to say about this."
Jessica J.M. - "This is ridiculous and clearly biased. I fully support Ridgefield moving forward with a cannabis retail establishment. Plus, using clips of the BOS members and ECDC out of context to support your view is AWFUL."
Noah M. - "Clearly biased."
For the record, I don't use cannabis products.
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