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Black market for marijuana still thriving even as it becomes legal in more states

Submitted by Marijuana News on Fri, 03/05/2021 - 10:10

State by state, America is moving toward legalizing marijuana, in part as an effort to decrease illegal drug sales and bring the cash from the street corner to the state cash register.

More than a dozen states have legalized the use of medical marijuana to date, while nearly the same number have legalized it for recreational use.

But illegal pot sales are still taking place, in part because street prices are considerably cheaper, sometimes costing half as much as tax-laden cannabis sold in legal dispensaries.

Some officials also blame mixed messaging between police departments who make arrests for marijuana-related crimes and prosecutors who don’t see them as a priority. 

With more than 80 recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries licensed and operating in Illinois, not to mention another 75 facilities in the pipeline, you might think drug dealers have moved on from marijuana. But police in the Chicago area say the black market for weed is red-hot.

Source: https://420intel.com/articles/2021/03/05/black-market-marijuana-still-thriving-even-it-becomes-legal-more-states

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