2019 Nov 24, 9:52am
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California is increasing business tax rates on legal marijuana, a move that stunned struggling companies that have been pleading with the state to do just the opposite.Hefty marijuana taxes that can approach 50 percent in some communities have been blamed for pushing shoppers into California’s tax-free illegal market, which is thriving. Industry analysts estimate that $3 are spent in the illegal market for every $1 in the legal one.
12 Mexican citizens arrested for marijuana grow operation in Butte County, authorities say
Taxes and regulation assure that there will always be illegal conduits.
Ceffer saysTaxes and regulation assure that there will always be illegal conduits.Yeah, just like with alchohol.
Are there? I don't think I've heard of illegal alcohol since the repeal of Prohibition.
I have multiple, very good family friends getting $200/bottle wines from CA straight from the owners for $20-40/bottle
Moral of the story.... government makes things worse is most cases.
Here is IL it's
government makes things worse is most cases.
There are a lot of errors in his posts. If time isn't taken to type them in correct, is proper time taken to research what he's posting? This is a fair question to ask and isn't being triggered. Rushing through things can lead to many mistake in many parts of life.
Don't worry about it. Massive and constant hypocrisy is totally expected.
your feelings seem to have been hurt
Grow up man
We pay 20-40 for those bottles locally.
I doubt vagrant shit fertilizer will sell wine well
No I get what you're saying, no disagreement.
Taxes are bad here but the bottles sell for $200 because many idiots are willing to pay these prices to impress.
mell saysTaxes are bad here but the bottles sell for $200 because many idiots are willing to pay these prices to impress.Yeah, I'm just going off hearsay evidence of what the bottles would go for here (IL) versus what these people paid from the owners. I'm sure some of these people are exaggerating too. But they're basically getting alcohol illegally, technically speaking. No sales or vice tax.
So if you want to go to Guam
mell saysTaxes are bad here but the bottles sell for $200 because many idiots are willing to pay these prices to impress.I am under the impression that most of the money goes to branding, marketing but not for its content. Just wondering, can anyone find the enough difference in taste between stuff under $50 vs $200+ in blind test.
Are you insinuating there are not illegal sales of alcohol?
WookieMan saysAre you insinuating there are not illegal sales of alcohol?Not enough profits in illegal booze.
Patrick: I would change "Continued . . . " to "Greatly increased . . . " in your initial post, more accurateNot only is the legalization program failing, it is actually hugely increasing the black market and the shipping to non-legal states outside of California, and creating a GIANT California "Marijuana Mafia", like Prohibition "grew" the Mafia back east. Growers are just going nuts now with producing additional pot for illegal markets (as well as the legal markets -- remember Atre trying to cheat illegal growers he apparently bought from to stock his dispensaries? . . . and thought he would not pay -- fatally bad decision) (we posted that on the site a couple weeks back)these idiot bureaucrats in the California govt are RADICALLY and I mean RADICALLY AND THEN SOME blowing it hey, I bet the career cops love this California tax too -- guarantees life-time employment and heightened pay!!!!! MORE TAXES, YEEEEEEEAAA WHOOPIEYES, the UNENDING WAR ON DOPE -- even better than those UNENDING MIDEAST WARS
California fucking up legalization with excessive taxes
Patrick: I would change "Continued . . . " to "Greatly increased . . . " in your initial post, more accurate