Washington state has really screwed the pooch on legal marijuana. The first tragic mistake was turning this whole thing over to the Liquor Control Board, responsible for the highest per gallon liquor tax in the nation. They have made the entire process so convoluted, confusing, and bureaucratic that legal weed costs two times or more than what it does at a medical dispensary, or on the street. Colorado hit the ground running, and is now giving millions and millions of dollars to their education system.
Meanwhile here in Washington state we are blaming the medical marijuana system for what is clearly Washington state’s incompetence. You cannot sell something for twice its value and expect that people will not go elsewhere.