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Some California Marijuana Users May Shun Legal Product

The cost of legal pot in a taxed and regulated market could keep substantial numbers of Golden State consumers in the black market--at least for now.

 

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California is on the verge of creating a legal market for marijuana worth more than $5 billion that will help make the state a destination for pot-loving tourists, according to a new state-sponsored economic study. But about 29 percent of all cannabis consumers may stay in the illegal market at first to avoid the cost…

Patrick McGreevy covers state politics for the Los Angeles Times. 

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