We have reported on California’s undermining of the legal marijuana market. Now the state is out to get pot “moonshiners” who dare to sell weed without giving a big cut to the revenuers. (Even if in many cases they WANT to give the revenuers a cut.)
As we also said, we’d have thought that if there was anything California’s increasingly dysfunctional government MIGHT get right it was cannabis legalization. But no.
80 percent of California marijuana sales are happening on the black market rather through legal vendors. Licensed vendors understandably want Garcetti to do something about that, but rather than addressing high taxes and excessive red tape, he’s insisting there needs to be even more punishment.