I watched a current affairs program last evening.. a kiwi farmer has moved to Colorado & setup as a licensed cannabis grower/dealer. He has several grow rooms full of plants. He also has a preparation & packaging area (employing staff) & has several shops on the ‘Green Mile’ in Denver.
He said it shows a model of what could happen in Aotearoa/NZ, IF the Govt. got of the prohibitionist ‘high horse’.
There was raw buds & other products (chocolates etc) available for both medicinal & recreational use (R21).
They also interviewed a drug counsellor, who was happy with the Med-use, but opposed to Rec-use.. saying ‘these guys get rich.. whilst others get addicted’
The kiwi guy said originally he was indifferent to rec-use BUT now thinks it definitely the better option (as opposed to Prohibition) * I agree
The program host said that one of his shops has about 1200 customers per day.. regulated & taxable ! 🙂