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Why people still get arrested for weed in ‘legal’ States

Growers will stay with what they are good at, even if the legalization measure doesn’t allow for homegrows or they can’t secure a cultivation license because of a previous criminal record or lack of investment capital.

Many people have long-term relationships with the growers or sellers that they depend on for cannabis during prohibition. When legalization takes effect, they don’t want to simply sever ties with someone they have come to trust over possibly years or even decades. Instead, they will continue to purchase from the same person, effectively is supporting the unregulated market instead of the regulated one. People may do this because of convenience, or they may do it because their state has major issues with rolling out legalization.

Original Article (Ladybud):
Why people still get arrested for weed in ‘legal’ States
Artwork Fair Use: Mark Coggins

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