FishyFred: Because they can't just buy huge machines to automate the process.
Happy Hours: And when weed is legal nationwide I'm sure there will be big corporate players like Nabisco, but there will also be small producers that provide the "artisinal touches" that you say we will miss.
MicroCephallic: Serious question here:I've suffered from severe major depression for several years. It's so bad that I even had farking experimental brain surgery last year.Several people have suggested that pot might provide temporary relief. I haven't found any relevant studies, and my squadron of trusted medical professionals have given me mixed opinions (ranging from extremely negative "it'll worsen your depression" to neutral-but-it's-illegal-so-don't.)I live in severely conservative Georgia where it's still severely illegal, so that's a risk to consider, too.Any thoughts about it, either way? Especially, any relevant experiences? /fwiw, a trusted close relative lives in Seattle, and has offered to help find a source.
mekki: Phil Ken Sebben: Not going to lie. I've never tried it. Never had friends into it.Now I'm older, live in Denver (only for 6 months. ) but I don't have a clue how someone with no true friends that do it, would even get started in buying it. I wouldn't trust anyone. And I certainly wouldn't ask my coworkers if any of them had a trusted source.I'm not believing that "street dealers" are going to do as well once actual legal stores open.From the looks of this thread, I don't know. Users have been going on and on for years saying that if the government legalized marijuana they would give up the illegal stuff and go for the legal stuff. But in the end, that doesn't seem to be true.Users will only give up the illegal stuff if the legal stuff is stronger and cheaper than the illegal stuff. All the black market needs to do in order to keep going is to making a cheaper, stronger product. And given that legal weed will have additional overhead costs as well as being taxed, I don't see it ever being cheaper than the illegal stuff.People point to prohibition as proof that the black market for moonshine went away once legal alcohol came back. But in all honesty, moonshine went away because it was an awful product to begin with when compared with other liquors. Unlike weed, most people, not all, but most like to drink alcohol because of the taste rather than just having something that gives you a buzz. Pot doesn't have that trait. It smells bad and it doesn't exactly taste like bacon. There is no legal pot that tastes like an expensive, well crafted wine. So, if the cheap, illegal stuff gets you a better buzz than the weak, overpriced legal stuff, how many people are going to give up their dealers?
wyltoknow: ... Come to think of it I don't know any dealers who had happy endings regarding that career choice.
olddinosaur: Sorry, full legalization will never happen.
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