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Why hasn’t legal weed killed the marijuana black market?

It’s been 10 years since the first states legalized recreational marijuana. Over the past decade, the legit weed trade has exploded into a massive industry as personal pot use has rapidly spread to more parts of the country.

One of the core arguments used by legalization advocates — on top of the impact on health, criminal justice and personal freedom — is the belief that the legal marijuana market would bring an end to the illicit weed trade and eliminate the criminal activity surrounding it.

But that hasn’t happened. The marijuana black market has continued to thrive to the point where legitimate growers and sellers are struggling to stay afloat in areas of the country awash in illegal weed.

READ MORE: https://news.yahoo.com/why-hasnt-legal-weed-killed-the-marijuana-black-market-224158722.html

17 Dec, 2022
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