One group of citizens would be more than happy to pay more taxes in Champaign and solve the city's budget woes.
But Cannabis is illegal of course, and there is no political courage or will to legalize it.
The culture/morality warriors would scream about how damaging it would be to youth and society. Reefer Madness would be the topic of the day.
Never mind the failed "drug war" and all the evidence and facts.
Legalize it! Once legal it will be a good source of new revenue for years to come.