Originally Posted by matt11
They could theoretically, but why would they? They don't have to. All they have to do (and will eventually will) is flood the market with so much of their cannabis at a crazy low price point the little guy (like us growers) could no way compete. Because at the end of the day the store front owners selling cannabis will almost always buy cannabis at 1/2 the cost or less of local growers, its basic economics.
What I would love to see is a law passed in legal states mandating that ONLY cannabis grown by state residents can Be bought and sold by legal store fronts. And also these farmers are not affiliated or work under companies and/or organization within the state owned by shareholders making a specific net worth per year. This way it's the states farmers trying to make a honest living that will prosper, not big pharma.
But you already know this will never happen.
Wouldnt be for a year or 2 I would think. Right now the black market in Maine is thriving. If that pisses the wrong person off, shit could change. I dont think its going to happen tomorrow.
Really no one has any idea whats going to happen a year or 3 from now. The big worry is the medical program being eliminated and the grow laws for growing 50 plants and possessing anything under a lb of weed will be changed.
I agree with your state resident thing, atleast a 3 or 5 year resident would be ideal. Fuck existing caregivers or rather to give them first priority makes no sense. Most of them are just in it for the money, same with our dispensaries, it blows my mind they get first priority.
I got no problem with a business making money, if there primary goal is quality, and 2nd is money.
However when you make your primary goal money, you are likely to do some undesirable things to get the product to market as regularly and quickly as possible.