Our new law making recreational pot use legal just passed. On the plus side our legal system dumped 175 cases against small time users there by freeing up our courts for more serious matters. But there is still the issue to be dealt with about the opening of state run pot stores and the federal laws that prevent that from happening. Who's going to want to work in a place where any day a DEA agent can swoop down and cart you off to a federal pen?
And there is still the issue of driving under the influence and legal limits. With no breath test or other standard to determine the extent of impairment a walk past the doughnut shop window might be in order. If the suspect desires the entire lower shelf dipped in butter with a side dish of Fruit Loops then it's off to jail.
There is also the issue of home grown cannabis something the state never thought about. Those millions of tax dollars might go up in smoke when people figure out they can easily grow their own. I'm hearing the proposed selling price at the state level would be $16 per gram which is three times what the street price is at the moment. And much like our liquor deregulation that just passed it could create a giant black market for the stuff. Sin taxes are all well and good until they become overbearing. The market for illegal smokes (cigarettes) is booming here with smugglers from as far away as Vietnam.
And what's next? Prostitution? That would be a great way to get the girls off the street out of the rain and under covers (if you get the drift) :-). But I'm amazed there's still a profession left with all the free adult dating sights out there. So what's left for the big Tonys and the other mob bosses? Extortion kidnapping and blackmail just aren't what they used to be. But I forgot they're already doing their damage on Wall Street and nobody seems to care. Plus the rewards are far greater than some penny anti local scam.