And they wonder why there’s a thriving black market for weed

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23 Responses to And they wonder why there’s a thriving black market for weed

  1. Scott Doe says:

    Yea Tyrone and Jamal never charge tax !!!

    • Daryl says:

      They will as soon as they wake up and see what kind of money they can pocket by charging some taxes.

  2. Elmo says:

    That works out to a 33.6% tax. Got to support all those new regulators and their newly created government jobs!

    And do I read that right? Is that $225.75 for a little over 5 grams of weed???

  3. Henk says:

    That’s 33% taxes. It is time for welfare payments to go up.

  4. bob sykes says:

    Tyrone and Jamal also have lower prices. But then, they don’t pay any sales or income taxes to the state, no FICA, no health insurance for employees, and very little in the way of brick and mortar stores.

    They probably also provide other drugs, like meth, oxy, heroin, coke, and they may dabble in the sex trade.

    A number of European countries have legalized drugs and prostitution, but they have surronded them with regulations, limitations, taxes, and licensing. The illegal trades still thrive.

  5. Paul B says:

    Wow. that is some killer week. Used to be 30 bucks an ounce. Nuts. And that was good weed.

    • Heathen says:

      $30 an ounce,yeah I remember that. First time I was charged that I promised to come back & fuck someone up if it wasn’t any good. Never had to do that though… But I also remember “Four finger lids” for $15 and $ 200 kilos. Yeah I’m old.

      I quit a long time ago,even though I do have a “qualifying condition” for Medical MJ in Ohio. Don’t want it.

  6. crazyeighter says:

    People just won’t pay tax on shit that grows in a ditch.

    • Daryl says:

      Thing is, it is just shit that grows in a ditch.

      • Wirecutter says:

        Not bud of any quality. Growing good smoke takes lots of TLC.

        • PoppaGary says:

          Wow, besides a great story teller, a comedian too!

        • Heathen says:


        • MMinLamesa says:

          I grew bud in an enclosed environment(attic) in the late 70s that was fucking killer(for then). From Thai stick seeds(slim pickings, every one was gold) with worm castings as fertilizer and grow lamps. For the most part we primarily topped them out and let ’em do it’s thing. Could not come anywhere close to meeting demand. I think we got $50 an oz. Nice buds.

          My partner flaked out and I guess that was just as well.

  7. brent says:

    Somebody check/correct my math but doesn’t that work our to 1900 an ounce for the cheap stuff? Before Tax.
    I’ve never minded paying for quality anything, but that is Stupid. Or am I that out of date?
    Is this the way it is in weed stores where its legal? If so, I need to move and start making some Real money.

    28.35 grams to the ounce x 67/gram = 1899.45

  8. Yinzer says:

    Drove past a SolevoWellness dispensary and was shocked at all the very healthy looking under 35 people lined up for the store to open. IMO, it’s a major scam.

  9. SgtBob says:

    Glad I stopped smoking that stuff, too.

  10. Cederq says:

    When I was an MP stationed in Fort McClellan (Yeah I know, MP, but I wasn’t an asshole MP) We would take Non-Judicial prisoners out to the ranges and back areas of the fort to cut down weed trees, yes trees of trunks 8 to 12 inches in diameter and burn them in huge piles. We always were in the wind so to speak…. best duty we ever had, no shortage of volunteers.

  11. WestcoastDeplorable says:

    You’re right, the fucks in charge don’t get that taxing the shit out of weed only keeps it in the black market.

  12. Don Cornelius sr. says:

    $300 for 5 grams? Wtf ? Millenials, how about $45 for a quarter pound, sell three ounces for $15 a piece in 10 minutes you got a free ounce.

  13. Eric says:

    There’s a huge difference when you’re just smoking to get high vs. smoking for medical reasons.

    You’re paying for quality/specific properties in the weed you get legally. My best friend is on medical pot (MS), and it helps her a lot more than her pre-legalization bullshit weed.

    I’m no fan of weed, it was never my bag, I was more into pills (Almost lost my kidneys to the addiction – Long since recovered, btw), but I’ve seen a dramatic difference in her ability to function with the regulated stuff vs the ‘good stuff’ Tyrone supplied.

    Well worth the extra cost, IMHO as someone looking in from the outside.

    • Wirecutter says:

      My ex had a Medical Marijuana card in California before weed was legalized and she’d bring me back some of the shit she scored at the pot shops in Oakland.
      Let me tell you what, that shit was fucking potent, much more so than some of the good bud I was getting on the street. Prices were good at the shops back then too before they started taxing the hell out of it.

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