High Cannabis Taxes are the Black Markets’ Best Friend – New York Looks at California and Could Repeat the Same Mistakes?

In New York City, the scene has become a commonplace spectacle. Despite more than a year since the state legalized marijuana for adult use, not a single dispensary permit has been issued. A weed free-for-all has resulted as a result: In head stores, bodegas, and even from picnic tables on street corners, marijuana seemed to be for sale everywhere. Many vendors brag that their items were grown in California, and other dealers boldly sell in public.