I agree with what you have mostly said but dude, come on, weed is getting too expensive under medical marijuana? COME ON
Before legal pot, tell me the kid who was selling THE DANK for 20$ an 1/8th? 150$ for an OZ??????Come on man. Be real. Even though their monopolizing the shit out of it and making killings, they're doing it on a large horizontal business scale, and by doing so, they start to control the pricing / good chunk of the market. We're benefiting from it by having fantastic bud at decent prices since the dispenses are competing against each other, not fucking Wal-Mart or Costco. By having full legalization, other countries start getting involved, weed starts to go all over the place with quality and price, and the high standard we have today could diminish. I take a very strong conservative view when it comes to Medi bud in Colorado, as then everybody starts smoking schwag, since it is so easy to produce, and then our pricing for the dank becomes inflated since they have to compete now.
Would you rather get drunk on 16 forties or a handle of some FANTASTIC whiskey? (imagine they're same price equivalent)
after 5 years of full legalization (regardless of real-life and natural factors of economic inflation) , those same 16 forties are now cheaper, and the whiskey is more expensive in order to compete with it.
i'd like to think that the whiskey is going to prevail, but people wanna get drunk for cheap. People wanna get high for cheap. It just depends on how great that high is, a lot of medium grade or a decent amount of high grade? I'd like to think that we want the best product possible, but people gotta get high, so if you want weed cigarettes from the gas station that get you high for an hour, support full legalization. If you like smoking a joint every 4 hours because you're still too high from the last one, then support the dispensary business.
I guess its really just personal opinion.