Here's How Black Market Weed Affects Legalization

There's a reason why people are still buying weed from their drug dealer and not their local dispensary.


Denver holds the distinction of being one of a handful of cities to offer legal marijuana at a price point that rivals that of black market merchants.

Spokane, Washington, Aurora, Colorado, and Mesa, Arizona join the mile high city as the destination for legal cannabis that is cheaper than the more traditional friend-to-friend transactions that the majority of us are use to.

That’s according to analysis by Perfect Price, a company that offers price optimization software revealed. The San-Francisco based company analyzed data from six states and 66 large cities that allow the legal sale of marijuana. 

The firm discovered nearly 80% of the surveyed cities have price gaps that can make the cost of legally purchasing weed anywhere from 10% higher to as much as 73%...

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