|A creative and direct route toward economic stability: legalize vice and take a cut. Marijuana is already the top cash crop in 12 states, with a total annual value of $36 billion. And, imposing state taxes on existing brothels in NV could raise $2 million a year, and legalizing prostitution in cities like Las Vegas could raise another $200 million. Why not let consenting adults contribute to economic revival?
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