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Comment of the Day: Pot Tax Subsidy for the Twins

Twins fans who have had to endure Nolasco's starts could probably use a bong rip or two.

Twins fans who have had to endure Nolasco's starts could probably use a bong rip or two.

A new study estimates Minnesota stands to gain $46 million each year in tax revenue if marijuana were legalized.

Coincidentally, that happens to be just slightly less than the $49 million contract the Minnesota Twins gave pitcher Ricky Nolasco last offseason.

After his penultimate start Monday night, Nolasco, 5-12 on the season with a ghastly 5.47 ERA, told reporters, "It's been a terrible year."

"So just try to finish healthy, that's all I can do," he continued. "There's nothing I can do to fix it."

That got local baseball blogger and self-proclaimed Brunch God Aaron Gleeman thinking about what the state could use those pot proceeds for:
-- Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) September 23, 2014 Well, it certainly wouldn't be the first time one of our local pro teams received a generous public subsidy.

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