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    Re: A look inside California's black market for weed shows a huge threat to legal sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    And in the marketplace even that level of regulation will be ignored. The most efficient distribution system doesn't care about age and doesn't pay taxes. Never has.
    True, but the smaller the market the less likely "entrepreneurs" will be see that as a lucrative industry. Limiting the regulations will keep the price low enough that there will not be much financial opportunity for some dealer on the street. The vast majority will be willing to pay a few more dollars to a reputable business rather than some stranger on the street.

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    Re: A look inside California's black market for weed shows a huge threat to legal sales

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    Re: A look inside California's black market for weed shows a huge threat to legal sales

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    The government loaded up legal sales with taxes. Black market activity is inevitable. And it doesn't sound like the state is even enforcing the laws, so it's just corrupt.
    Plus the illegal vendors have a whole new group of customers to expose other illegal drugs too.
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    Re: A look inside California's black market for weed shows a huge threat to legal sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Nap View Post
    You have 2 eyes correct? Are you going to eat at a restaurant with cockroaches walking all over the floor?
    Restaurants like that get regulated by the Health Dept.
    I don't mind some enforcement power.
    It appears that you might have a problem with that.
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    Re: A look inside California's black market for weed shows a huge threat to legal sales

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckiechan View Post
    Plus the illegal vendors have a whole new group of customers to expose other illegal drugs too.
    It's good that you don't do drugs. I can tell.
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    Re: A look inside California's black market for weed shows a huge threat to legal sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    If it's been legalized then medical cards are meaningless. You need a medical card for places where it is still ILLEGAL EXCEPT FOR "medical use". The only time one needs a medical card in a state where it has been completely legalized is in the case of administering cannabis to minors who have demonstrated a valid medical need such as seizures.

    In California, you only need to be 21 years old, PERIOD.
    But that is an example of the kinds of restrictions I was referring too. If they can't get it legally, they will still get it illegally.

    If one is an adult at 18 why must they wait until 21? I was an advocate of 18 y.o.'s having all adult rights back when we could be drafted and sent to war way back when. That lasted right up until Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) got the laws changed.

    If they were that concerned about "kids" under 21, they should have used that "feeling" to make Congress raise the Draft to 21. I don't believe in "semi-adulthood." It's all or nothing as far as I am concerned.
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    Re: A look inside California's black market for weed shows a huge threat to legal sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Restaurants like that get regulated by the Health Dept.
    I don't mind some enforcement power.
    It appears that you might have a problem with that.
    Other than arbitrarily raising the cost of living I don't have an issue because I typically pay for better quality service when I do things like go out to eat or shop. The types of restaurants I frequent I wouldn't need to worry if they were kept under surveillance by the health department. I just find it rather ridiculous that so many of those that would cry about rising costs of living and how the less fortunate aren't able to keep up with the rising prices are typically the same people that call for more and more of the same stupid regulations and such that causing the issues in the first place. Every regulation put into place costs tax money to oversee and enforce and higher costs for businesses to be in compliance. I would personally rather have more money in my pocket and cheaper selections while making my own choice if a place is worth me spending my money in rather than having a health department tell me what I likely can tell just by looking around.

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    Re: A look inside California's black market for weed shows a huge threat to legal sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    But that is an example of the kinds of restrictions I was referring too. If they can't get it legally, they will still get it illegally.

    If one is an adult at 18 why must they wait until 21? I was an advocate of 18 y.o.'s having all adult rights back when we could be drafted and sent to war way back when. That lasted right up until Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) got the laws changed.

    If they were that concerned about "kids" under 21, they should have used that "feeling" to make Congress raise the Draft to 21. I don't believe in "semi-adulthood." It's all or nothing as far as I am concerned.
    They draft you at 18 because after training, you are still young enough to believe in your own invincibility. They don’t want you involved in alcohol until you are 21 because you get drunk and do stupid stuff because you think you are invincible. There are two different motives at play here.
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    Re: A look inside California's black market for weed shows a huge threat to legal sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Nap View Post
    Easy way to end the black market is simply get rid of the stupid regulations.
    Or adjust the regulations so that they work, as is essentially the case with alcohol regulations. There is nothing wrong with common sense in regulations.

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    Re: A look inside California's black market for weed shows a huge threat to legal sales

    The legal market needs to take the monopoly away. Remove the stupid limits on the number of dispensaries, heavily subsidize legal farms, and sell it for dirt cheap (at a loss) for a while. At the same time, implement nasty fines for buying or selling on the black market. All of these can then be rolled back partially or in-full once the black market has died off (except the dispensary number limit, that's still stupid).

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