how do they plan to tax it? they can’t get a handle on
it even when its illegal.
In the great scheme of things this is waaay down the list.
Taxing is easier when it's legal - do you think bathtub gin was effectively taxed during Prohibition?
Once it’s legal the number 1 supplier of marijuana will be Phillip Morris, they pay taxes. Unless the taxation goes crazy (like in many states for tobacco) white markets are cheaper than black markets. When people can buy quality controlled at the convenience store for cheaper than who-knows-what-you’re-really-getting from Back Alley Bob Bob runs out of business. Why do people not buy moonshine anymore? Because Jack Daniels is easier to find, cheaper, and less likely to make you go blind.