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Wed., July 9, 2014, 3:34 p.m.

Bay Views: Legal vs street stuff

On his Bay Views blog Herb Huseland writes:

Much has been written about Washington's new Marijuana law. I decided to do the math. At $25.00 per gram 3.5 grams (one eighth ounce) the price is $87.50. On the street you can buy an eighth for $40.00.

Somehow I don't think the state is going to kill off the black market. In fact it is possible that they have set the bar higher for illegal pot. One of the ironies is that you can buy an ounce from a drug dealer for about $300 and the minute it hits your pocket it is untraceable from the legal which would have cost $700.00. More here.

Herb concludes: If the new law was designed to attack drug lords, they missed by a mile. The moral of this story is ... What? 

Anyone have an answer for Herb's query?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.