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In the two years since the state legalized the sale and use of marijua

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In the two years since the state legalized the sale and use of marijuana, Kerry County has seen a dramatic increase in marijuana use. This has caused an issue both with Kerry County’s largely older and more-conservative population and with local businesses that complain of the smell. To significantly reduce the use of marijuana within the county, Kerry County plans to implement a 50% sales tax on the sale of marijuana, believing that the higher cost will serve as a deterrent to many local marijuana users.

Each of the following constitutes a reason to believe that Kerry County’s plan will not achieve its goal EXCEPT:

A. Despite the legalization of marijuana, there remains a non-trivial black market for the illegal sale of marijuana in Kerry County.
B. Marijuana use has been most popular among young professionals, a demographic that tends to have a large amount of disposable income.
C. Kerry County already levies similar "sin tax" sales taxes on other recreational drugs such as alcohol and tobacco.
D. Kerry County is among the smallest counties in the state, with no location that is more than a 20-minute drive from a neighboring county.
E. The state law that legalized marijuana also allows residents to grow a small amount of marijuana for personal use.​
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In the two years since the state legalized the sale and use of marijuana, Kerry County has seen a dramatic increase in marijuana use. This has caused an issue both with Kerry County’s largely older and more-conservative population and with local businesses that complain of the smell. To significantly reduce the use of marijuana within the county, Kerry County plans to implement a 50% sales tax on the sale of marijuana, believing that the higher cost will serve as a deterrent to many local marijuana users.

Each of the following constitutes a reason to believe that Kerry County’s plan will not achieve its goal EXCEPT:
Boil it down - To significantly reduce the use of marijuana within the county, Kerry County plans to implement a 50% sales tax on the sale of marijuana . But this plan will fail EXCEPT -

A. Despite the legalization of marijuana, there remains a non-trivial black market for the illegal sale of marijuana in Kerry County. - Incorrect - if 50% sales tax is implemented , then people might buy from black market
B. Marijuana use has been most popular among young professionals, a demographic that tends to have a large amount of disposable income. - Incorrect - people have extra money
C. Kerry County already levies similar "sin tax" sales taxes on other recreational drugs such as alcohol and tobacco. - Correct - this does not give us a reason to believe that the plan will fail
D. Kerry County is among the smallest counties in the state, with no location that is more than a 20-minute drive from a neighboring county.- Incorrect - a neighboring county might have cheaper supply of marijuana
E. The state law that legalized marijuana also allows residents to grow a small amount of marijuana for personal use.- Incorrect - People might grow marijuana at their homes.

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