- Feb 2020
You think that California may have known that would happen? The Government, I mean.In a free market, there would not be any need for a "liquor" license. Liquor would be A LOT less expensive.
In California, lawmakers in Sacramento made a gross miscalculation with the licensing and taxing of marijuana.
The licensing fees are outrageous, which forces us regular folks to buy black-market marijuana.
Because of their Big-Government greed and stupidity, the State loses out on valuable Tax revenues.
All they need to do is lower (or eliminate) licensing fees, and lower the Marijuana Tax. Tax revenues would be pouring in.
I would buy from the Weed Shop if it were affordable, but my guy Rafael sells it for less than half what the boutiques charge so naturally, I buy from him.
Could their aim really have been to make it legal but affordable only for rich liberals, who are their patrons, but they still get to harass the poor?