Talk about putting the carriage before the horse! The very concept of this bill seems inherently self-destructive: taxes are one of the most basic means of verifying the legality of a person or entity, so by taxing a trade that is illegal you inadvertently expose suppliers, scaring them to take measures to evade the tax or stop supplying altogether or risk federal punishment, which not only fails to provide the revenue as intended, but also likely causes the market to collapse, and large sums of money to be wasted on investigating tax evasion, fighting the influx of illegal marijuana trade, and influx in prison populations. This bill is void of reason and effectively creates an issue instead of addressing one. It feels shady. If marijuana were made federally legal, it would be taxed by default and this bill would be, and will be, entirely irrelevant.