Visit surrounding states such as Colorado and you can walk into a pot shop and buy up to 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use, no doctor’s recommendation required. For those who remember pot from the 70’s, today’s marijuana is 10 times stronger. Many main stream business people are changing jobs to get into the pot business. Cutting edge technology produce, cultivate and package marijuana for sale in states such as Colorado. It’s big business and is generating millions of dollars of tex dollars for the government.
At the federal level, law enforcement is watching carefully. Many states are regulating the production with a watchful eye. Some states track the buds from the seedling to the bag. Many police agencies believe that legal states are allowing growers to transport pot to other non-legal states, and those states are suing to stop the practice.
Legal states are trying to balance the fact that it may impact border states. They know they are under the microscope and know that some are overdosing on edibles and the amount of THC and how they are packaged and sold. Many law-makers are encouraged by the “green experiment” in their communities.
The sales of marijuana is creating jobs in security, real estate, manufacturing and many others. The critics are asking, at what price? The crime rates are in question and the business is cash based which will inevitably attract the crime underground and gangs, say the pundits.
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