Oregon is producing three times more marijuana than it can consume

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  1. VakarianZ

    VakarianZ Administrator

    Oregon is producing three times more marijuana than it can consume
    'Make no mistake about it, we are going to do something about it,' US attorney says

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    Oregon is producing three times more marijuana than it can consume with “formidable” amounts now ending up on the black market, officials have warned.

    US Attorney Billy Williams told law enforcement representatives from across the US on Friday that the state, where recreational cannabis use is legal, had a serious overproduction problem.

    Mr Williams said officials needed a "bottom-line answer" on how much excess marijuana was being produced and how much of it ends up on the black market.

    In a local newspaper column last month, the attorney warned huge surpluses were attracting criminal networks, causing money laundering and drug violence.

    Authorities in 16 other states have reported seizing marijuana produced in Oregon, while postal agents have intercepted more than 2,600 pounds of pot and $1.2 million in associated cash.

    "Here's what I know in terms of the landscape here in Oregon, and that is, we have an identifiable and formidable marijuana overproduction and diversion problem," Mr Williams told officials.
    “Make no mistake about it, we are going to do something about it."

    The summit had been called after Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew an Obama administration memo guiding states with legalised cannabis on how to avoid federal scrutiny.

    Representatives from 13 other US attorney's offices were in attendance, as well as the FBI, the US Postal Inspection Service and US Forest Service and US Customs and Border Protection.

    Oregon voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana in 2014, and it became legal the following year. The state has allowed the use of cannabis for medical purposes since 1998.

    It now has 900 licensed recreational growers, with more than 1,100 licenses awaiting approval. Some 500 retailers are licenced to sell weed and another 250 applications are pending.

    Advocates deny legalisation has caused a spike in black markets sales and instead claim legal cannabis is much easier to track.

    Full Story Here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...plus-problem-legal-black-market-a8192611.html
     
  2. Plumber07

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    That's because I don't live in that state...
     
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  3. Weezard

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    In a perfect supply/demand model ,that would mean a drastic price drop across the board. :)
    The feds see it as an excuse to suppress. :(
     
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  4. Plumber07

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    Yup. First time they try the 10th Amendment will get shoved up their collective asses in the SCOTUS.
     
  5. Pupp

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    With all the congressmen not running for re-election this year, I'm hoping for younger congressmen that are supporting marijuana legalization at the federal level.
    :leafbanner::victorious::bumpbanner::bananadance::rastasmoker:
     
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