Re: “State’s victory in pot decision will be felt south of the border” (Your Voice, 9-3).
Hold the celebration. It is a pipe dream, excuse the pun, to claim that enactment of Initiative 502 will “break the stranglehold drug cartels have on the marijuana trade.”
As we have witnessed 10 months of regulatory and taxation posturing while our state tries to figure out how to be in the marijuana business, it becomes clear that there is no way that it will establish a system that can compete price-wise with the well-established cartels and their market-based pricing.
Black markets flourish …