Illegal marijuana sales brisk in Massachusetts, police chiefs say

Some Massachusetts police chiefs report a flourishing illicit cannabis market, just months after the launch of legal adult-use sales.

Illegal sellers can offer marijuana at lower prices than their legal counterparts, which are fighting to build a strong legal market.

Supplies are short in the legal market, according to the Boston Herald.

For more details about the state of Massachusetts’ illicit market, click here.

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3 comments on “Illegal marijuana sales brisk in Massachusetts, police chiefs say
  1. Seth Tyrssen on

    And this is a big surprise, why, exactly? As long as legal states make licensing fees high, added to the cost of a brick-and-mortar operation, the Black Marketeers will ALWAYS be cheaper! And a great many smokers will risk less quality (unknown grow factors) for a cheaper price. The same holds true EVERYWHERE. The answer, also applicable everywhere: legalize across-the-board. Let anyone grow what they want, though a bit of education regarding pesticides, etc. should be made available. Cannabis is a SACRED HERB and should belong to THE PEOPLE, not the corporations, and certainly not the damn government.

  2. Bill Lacky on

    The only way to solve this problem is for legal sellers to invent new products that are difficult to reproduce. That is why no one bothers to make their own whiskey or beer on a commercial level. Everyone can grow weed no different than the pros. More attention needs to be placed on vape products and edibles or anything that does not stink like weed. The stink will kill this business. Raw product should be discouraged.

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