California seizes $30 million in black market cannabis from illegal pot shops

LA Times - 28 days ago

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California authorities have tripled the number of raids on unlicensed cannabis shops in the last year and seized $30 million in pot products, but legal industry leaders say enforcement is still inadequate to break the dominance of the black market in the state.

Manuel Reyes: the tax here in California has driven our law bidding citizens to brake the law buy getting our medicine at these places due to paying more in tax then the product is worth, Vote out the demarats save California

Kimikim Inurface: I would NEVER support a legal shop - crazy expensive - ripping patients off is what they are doing . Gotta grow your own here in Cali..

Dave Tee: So, according to the math, approximately the Cost for a Pound of Weed In Taxifornia, is:$8,469.25, Which is, INSANELY OUT OF THIS WORLD OUTTA CONTROL! Democrats+Socialism+Communism='s THE FINAL DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA AT THE HANDS OF DemonRats!!😢😤🤯😬🤮🥺🤕🥴😳🤥👿🤡👹☠👺👽Thanx To, Ilhan, AOC, Talib & Pressley, OUT TO UNDERMINE AND SELLOUT+DESTROY AMERICA AS RAPIDLY AND EAGERLY THAT I'M 1000% CERTAIN THEY'LL NEVER GET RE-ELECTED UNLESS THE PEOPLE'S IN THEIR DISTRICTS ARE, "BRAIN DEAD"!🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

Zeke Zarate: just like the promises of tax revenue from the "lotto,"......a mess....

Deena Wolfe-Guerin: That's what recreational legalization means-- high taxes and bigger black markets.

Comments

User from CA - 8 days ago
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T. Hall - 27 days ago
Some shops who still care absorb the tax.
T. Hall - 27 days ago
They are just boosting the figures to look better. Or actually adding it up by the gram as suggested. A pound can go from $500-2000 max in California. Most good stuff around $1500. It supposed to be the price of a ounce X 10. After that it's considered expensive. So you take a shops price for top shelf at $280.00 and that's your inflated estimates. A good shop will usually max out at $200-$220. The damn tax of 34% is steering everyone to the black market in California. But if your a medical patient tax is only 29%. Frickin ridiculous. GROW YOUR OWN. Try autoflowers. Best investigation since sliced bread.
Low Kayy - 27 days ago
but its legal wtf?
Onfroi Zinzan - 27 days ago
Will there be an auction 🤨
brian nickel - 27 days ago
These guys wouldn't know how to regulate cannibas if it wanted too. Total joke.
User from CA - 27 days ago
Democrats love tax. Vote them out before it’s to late
Nakama Butler - 28 days ago
Im not surprised about this the black race is the most hated and they don't want the black race to have anything they want them to stay at the bottom the black race is. up against all other races it will never change and it will get worser.
Roni Hanna - 28 days ago
Ok so what happens to the money and pot .Do they Save it,Sell it or Smoke it?And all that money should go to the California treasury,So the government can stop taxing every couple of months on everything.
Daniel Ryan - 28 days ago
were is that 30 going
Dan Moore - 28 days ago
I thought it was legal here? I guess Newsom wants to help the veterans and the homeless. go figure. typical Democrat will find some way to put it in his coffee so he can run for president some day. good luck with that.
Diane Smith - 28 days ago
gee, who'd a thought that would happen? uhhh, everyone with a brain. lol
Sean Gilbert - 28 days ago
good ole california doing strong arm robberies now? damn communist
Eddie Chavez - 28 days ago
Best thing to do is grow your own weed
Theresa Cawley - 28 days ago
wow, that's why the prices go out of control, California needs money, but does things like this. Why don't they just take it over, so California can get things together
Amy Vanasen - 28 days ago
so its leagal now but only the people with bank rools can afford to snoke thanks government for fuck n the people who matter over and over and over next time at least take me to dinner
Amy Vanasen - 28 days ago
wtf why is weed the price of gold thease guys r trip n
Eric Distefano DiStefano - 28 days ago
good
Kimikim Inurface - 28 days ago
I would NEVER support a legal shop - crazy expensive - ripping patients off is what they are doing . Gotta grow your own here in Cali..
Richard Louis - 28 days ago
So now governor Nuisance has his own stash of weed, and enough money to have his own Democratic Pot Party.
Jon Mccoy - 28 days ago
California has always struggled with enforcement of the illicit industry,”  yeah especially when you try to get rich off of 1 person. lower taxes and regulations and maybe you might be able to compete with the black market. I get mine on the black market because I don't want to pay 30 bucks a gram.
Zeke Zarate - 28 days ago
just like the promises of tax revenue from the "lotto,"......a mess....
Dave Tee - 28 days ago
So, according to the math, approximately the Cost for a Pound of Weed In Taxifornia, is:$8,469.25, Which is, INSANELY OUT OF THIS WORLD OUTTA CONTROL! Democrats+Socialism+Communism='s THE FINAL DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA AT THE HANDS OF DemonRats!!😢😤🤯😬🤮🥺🤕🥴😳🤥👿🤡👹☠👺👽Thanx To, Ilhan, AOC, Talib & Pressley, OUT TO UNDERMINE AND SELLOUT+DESTROY AMERICA AS RAPIDLY AND EAGERLY THAT I'M 1000% CERTAIN THEY'LL NEVER GET RE-ELECTED UNLESS THE PEOPLE'S IN THEIR DISTRICTS ARE, "BRAIN DEAD"!🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️
User from CA - 28 days ago
Yayyyyyy
Deena Wolfe-Guerin - 28 days ago
That's what recreational legalization means-- high taxes and bigger black markets.
Manuel Reyes - 28 days ago
the tax here in California has driven our law bidding citizens to brake the law buy getting our medicine at these places due to paying more in tax then the product is worth, Vote out the demarats save California
Daisy Sanders - 28 days ago
the problem is , as the article reads, legal sellers verse black market.. regulations on who and how an individuals purchase something they want to comsume.. greed is the cause of this argument... share the wealth... it does belong or is to be controlled.. their is enough for many to share .. many don't like sharing.... and many will kill to get what they want... subject of this matter is all in control of the masses. money and mind... synthetic creation of canibis sativa or indica.... natrual is not cool as being protrade in the industry of sphere of influence that we dwell in...

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