When recreational drugs are legal...

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  1. ballen0351

    ballen0351 Sr. Grandmaster

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    So once legal the price for marijuana will drop to tobacco levels?
     
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    $5 to $10 per pack? Actually, that could easily happen. If the strength is regulated and "generic" packs of 10 or 20 marijuana "cigarettes" are sold in stores, I wouldn't be surprised at all if that happens.

    Historically, what happens in situations like this is that the manufacturers and distributors try to identify a sweet spot in the price point and then tailor the product to meet that price. So, if $10 per pack ends up being the sweet spot for a pack, they'll in some way figure out how to market it at that price. Could be by making it a little less strong, by reducing the number of "cigarettes" per pack or by making them smaller.

    But that's all speculation... sort of a "how I'd do it" thing.
     
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    At the risk of incurring your wrath yet again I'd point out we have a lot of alcohol and tobacco crime here due to our proximity to countries where these are cheaper. We do have off licences being broken into quite often for the booze as well. The smuggling and illegal selling of cigarettes and alcohol is a rather old Custom of ours here. (there's a pun in there for the Brits :)) Cigarettes are also the currency in prisons for which some will do a lot of things one can't consider legal.
     
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    Grrr... yarrr!!!! Rawrrrrr! :)

    There is a black market for booze and cigarettes in the States as well, but most people purchase them legally through convenient retailers.
     
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    LOL, the borders are not so conveniently close either... ;)123
     

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