Economy Legal weed is not going as the government hoped.

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  1. IVnugzftwXX

    IVnugzftwXX All Around Awesome Dude

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    Damn some of the legal weed you guys buy is insanely priced. I live in Colorado Springs and pay $76 an ounce at my dispensary and then wax/shatter are around $10 and cartridges (500-600mg) are about $25 or so. Weed is really cheap here and to undercut those prices as a grower you’d be struggling to break even.
     
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  2. Wet Blanket

    Wet Blanket Totally Radical Left Wing Vegan Misanthrope

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    Anyone curious about Ontario prices can check the government online store www.OCS.ca. The legal dispensaries here are almost the exact same prices.

    I'm going to buy my friend a 24k gold rolling paper and roll her up a pricey joint for her birthday.
     
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  3. Wet Blanket

    Wet Blanket Totally Radical Left Wing Vegan Misanthrope

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    Damn, that's great prices!
     
  4. newerest

    newerest Purple Belt

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    I would have smoked way less if it was always legal. I hated every dealer, remember, so to avoid seeing them I would have to buy a big sack at once.

    If I could have just gone to the store at 8pm before the UFC main card started and got a pre-rolled rillo I would have ended up spending way less money. Even if that rillo was like 7$
     
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  5. DIDM

    DIDM Honk Honk

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    Most dispensary weed is trash, the black market is actually thriving right now with prices not seen for years.
     
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  6. Wet Blanket

    Wet Blanket Totally Radical Left Wing Vegan Misanthrope

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    I'm really surprised the legal prices haven't dropped here (Ontario).

    They can't even get the illegal dispensaries on Toronto to close down due to some legal loopholes.

    They've been trying to barricade the doors with big cement blocks because they just reopen right after being raided.
     
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  7. DIDM

    DIDM Honk Honk

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    My buddy runs the only grow in Manitoba, hella regulated up there
     
  8. ithinktheymad

    ithinktheymad Red Belt

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    It was predicted before legalization. 64 was engineered by big money with a lot of regulations and taxes which are passed down to the consumer. Unfortunately anyone who has been smoking weed longer than 2 years know that it's ridiculous to be paying 40+ for 1/8 in 2019.
     
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  9. MASShole

    MASShole Get it?

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    First time I tried it was about a year ago, ate a 10mg gummy about an hour before bed. I just use it to go to bed, really. Sex while high is a lot fun though.

    THC lube takes about an hour to kick in for the gals, and holy shit does it increase their blood flow. Orgasms are crazy strong then. It's a lot of fun.
     
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  10. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Looking at the tax revenues as ROI is a failure in itself.
     
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  11. Leagon

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    Good. Until every person in jail for weed is freed, fuck every single legal dispensary. How fuckin dystopian it must be to read an article like this from prison.
     
  12. badascan

    badascan Pugnacious Audacious Moral Nihilist Platinum Member

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    I live in Michigan but went to Denver for a few days last year. I believe i bought a half ounce for something like $70 + $28 tax (state and community). The tax needs to be relaxed if they can compete. I get that there's tons of tax dollars to be made but you can't keep fucking people, eventually they won't take it anymore...
     
  13. CubicleGangster

    CubicleGangster Extendos Belt Platinum Member

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    Oh yeah, Colorado is killing it in the legal weed game and did it correctly. I'm just pointing out that in Cali it is not street dealers making the black market so big, it's illegal dispensaries operating out of storefronts and not paying taxes.
     
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  14. Van_Damage

    Van_Damage Blue Belt

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    Depends highly on the state. Variety of dispensaries, legal or not, will be probably a lot different in the newer states legalizing for rec
     
  15. hillelslovak87

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    Here in WA, everyone I knew ditched their dealers almost immediately. The weed was almost instantly half the street price, and is insanely low. You can get good mid range weed, maybe some crappy genetics but grown real well, for 75 bucks an ounce. I have a friend who works retail, and he gets me good shit for 48 an oz. Compare that to 250 an oz for shit you know nothing about.
     
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    I get half ounces for 90$ here in SoCal from a friend who grows. Same dank they charge 60-65 an eighth for at the clinics.

    They are really suckering people paying those prices. A lot of Mexican grow ups also putting name branding on their strains for hype. That punk Breal from cypress hill opening up dispensaries charging 65 an 8th for cookies strains and commercial ogs. Should be a crime to sell them for that much.
     
  17. IGotAHugePeckah

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    The real benefit to the government should be less money spent on court cases and prison for dope smokers, and not giving dope smokers criminal records so they have trouble obtaining meaningful employment.

    Any money collected through legal sale is just a cherry on top IMO
     
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  18. Fugazy

    Fugazy Aka Ferrari Houseshoes Double Yellow Card

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    Weed is overrated.
     
  19. Wet Blanket

    Wet Blanket Totally Radical Left Wing Vegan Misanthrope

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    I forget what state it was, but they were not only going to remove the records for people who were just small time dealers, but also help set them up in the legal weed business.

    Locally, Ontario is going to clear people's records as well.
     
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  20. Wet Blanket

    Wet Blanket Totally Radical Left Wing Vegan Misanthrope

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    It's been a big issue here since a new law passed that would toss your case (even for murder) if you didn't get a trial in x amount of months (I think 18?).

    Clogging up courts and jails with these petty charges is ridiculous.
     
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