692 - 20 Reviews
248 - 7 Reviews
As MJ becomes legal in more states, and heavily taxed and regulated, LE will not be out of work, they will focus on black market (untaxed) weed which will remain a very lucrative and potentially risky business.
628 - 4 Reviews
MJ is already heavily taxed in Sonoma County. The voters recently approved a tax on growers that will be allowed to go as high as 10% of their gross. That's too high, IMO. The growers have expenses!
342 - 1 Review
And let's not forget- we have to deal with 280E for paying Federal taxes- nominal tax rate can shoot as high as 70%. Growers have some ability to deduct at least some normal business expenses, retailers do not. I know like 280E (which covers "illegal" drug activity, the IRS has specific tax codes for everything from bribery to embellzement to money laundering. Anyone know if there is one for prostiution?
And yea- cops love the money. Having been through the alice in wonderland world of civil forfeiture before over cannabis...twice... it's fucked up shit. Washington Post didn't an excellent series a year or so ago on the private networks police have set up so they can target drug money moving across the country. And quite clear they are letting drugs pass through to get the cash on the return trip...
1298 - 48 Reviews
I know a lot of small independent family growers in Mendocino county that are going out of business because of the cost of licenses.
152 - 3 Reviews
- I would like to thank the idiots that voted to legalize marijuana that just gave the state government more authority to tax and regulate the industry.
489 - 13 Reviews
Good they can get a real job
118 - 9 Reviews
749 - 3 Reviews
And what exactly is your "real" problem? Growers in the Pacific Northwest are bringing in alot of jobs and income to the local economy which has been devastated by the demise of the lumbar industry. Do some reading and see the results of medical marijuana research in more liberal countries like Israel and Spain. It's here to stay. The only problem is the government can't profit from what I grow in my own back yard.