Oh, boy! We voted to legalize pot. That’s fantastic! But wait; now the lawmakers, the regulators, the oh-so-righteous do-gooders, the pseudo-moral morons, and the just plain stupid people are taking over and they now have to manage our legal marijuana.
It never used to be this complicated. What went wrong? I don’t have an answer, but I can tell you that black-market marijuana has always been abundant and I’m betting that it’s not going away. Furthermore, if your rules, regulations and taxes jack up the price of pot like I think it’s destined to do, I’m going to tell your legal, commercial pot market to take a flying toke in a rolling bong and continue to buy my pot from independent black-market entrepreneurs.
Here’s a head’s up: The price of non-taxed, black-market pot has already started to go down. So, go ahead, wrap yourselves up in your freedom-stifling, bureaucratic pot management. I’ll just keep getting mine from Joe down the street for less money and less hassle, and, yes, it will still stimulate the economy.