Dear Friend of America's Survival,
The argument from the Soros-funded marijuana lobby was that legalization would eliminate the black market. Now we learn that the black market is flourishing.
CNN reports: "...members of California's cannabis industry are sending an S.O.S. to the state capitol, saying they're struggling to compete against black market operators who don't have to meet stringent regulations or pay taxes and fees. They're urging leaders to make swift regulatory changes or risk the collapse of their emerging industry."
California cannabis businesses "have cut their workforces or scaled back growth plans" because of the competition from the thriving black market.
Meanwhile, Mark A. R. Kleiman, a professor of public policy at New York University, says, “Cannabis is potentially a real public-health problem. It wasn’t obvious to me 25 years ago, when 9 percent of self-reported cannabis users over the last month reported daily or near-daily use. I always was prepared to say, ‘No, it’s not a very abusable drug. Nine percent of anybody will do something stupid.’ But that number is now [something like] 40 percent.”
The quote is included in an article headlined, "America’s Invisible Pot Addicts."
For American's Survival,
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