Originally Posted by kamyo
I don't see the problem being legalization. The problem is big business using their friends in high places to corner the market. I wouldn't be growing if it was still illegal here so I'm 100% for legalization.
But what's the alternative? Keeping it illegal, watching who you say what to at the garden store? Simple decriminalization? I don't see a better alternative than this.
It 100% sucks that big money will make tons off of cannabis, while the little guys barely scrape by. But I don't see that as a problem with legalization itself. I see that as a capitalist/lobbyist problem. But hey, microbreweries have never been more popular, so I don't see our craft going out of style any time soon.
And how many of the micro brewers could afford a $250,000 licensing fee to start up? Oh, you want to brew more than 100 gallons? That'll be a $500,000 check instead.
With these laws, there is no "little guy scraping by". It's just illegal growers doing what we've been doing for years, risking life, limb, and freedom for a plant we love.
I'll never vote for legalization unless it becomes a part of our constitution like CO did.