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[–] Whitemail 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

The war on drugs is really the war FOR drugs. It's all about limiting the supply and controlling who the biggest players in the game are.

When I mention limiting supply, I believe marijuana would be about $1-5 an ounce if it were legal. It's something anybody can grow in their own backyard.

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[–] DiscontentedMajority 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Crap weed would be dirt cheap, high yield hydroponic hybrids would probably be a bit priceier.

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[–] Whitemail 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You've got to pay extra for designer weed with a fancy label that is a status symbol when people see you with it.

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[–] AlarmClockandRadio 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Definitely. Just take a look in your grocery store; you can get a pound of frozen peas for $1, a loaf of bread all ready to go for $1, ect. We've gotten good at growing plants, especially here in America.

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[–] Whitemail 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

and now black lives don't matter anymore

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[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yes, if everyone involved in the growing, harvesting, trimming, packaging, distributing, and retailing of marijuana donated their time and paid expenses out of their own pockets, the prices could potentially be that low.

Just because some have the ability to grow plants, doesn't mean the farming industry has gone out of business. Also, marijuana is legal here, and it costs about $40 per 1/8th ounce. (for high quality)

To be fair, prices are coming down, and will go lower once some of those large farming ops complete their switch over to buds. It's still a hands-on product though. Unlike, say, tomatoes, each individual bud needs to be carefully trimmed to remove all leaves. People doing that typically want to be paid for their time.

Some finished product: https://www.shopharborside.com/sanjose/#/shop/413

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[–] RoundWheel 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The point of weed is to create a distribution network for all the other stuff. It's all the other stuff which is deep state black currency. It's why our military has been used as a mercenary force to protect foreign growers. As such, it's in their own interest to set the street price. High price means lots of money for illegal cia ops. Which the Congressional oversight committee has publicity acknowledge the CIA conducts their own ops without funding or oversight.