The pot legalization happening in large U.S states is making legal provocateurs take advantage of the new approval for pot consumption.
November was the month that made marijuana available and legal for recreational use among all the citizens of Washington D.C, Colorado and Ohio.
Immediately after the law passed, the Congress enacted a spending prohibition that made it almost impossible for Washington D.C, especially, to create a system through which marijuana can legally be bought, sold and taxed. There’s certainly a flaw in this system.
The government went through the legalization process without regulations. In D.C, you are allowed to grow your own pot, consume it as you wish, but it is completely forbidden to deal the pot or to gain money over it.
People in DC find it quite hard to establish a balance, with demands growing rapidly but without sources of supply. This instigates black market dealings and new illegal behavior among pot consumers, buyers and dealers.
Seemingly, the new habits of pot dealing resume themselves to stuffing marijuana in sweets and candy, which makes it easier for drug dealers to escape the claws of law.
In New Jersey, the state police seized 80 pounds of homemade marijuana sweets from the vehicle of a Brooklyn man. Oklahoma has faced a similar situation, with a dealer stuffing 40 pounds of commercial marijuana products in one seizure, including taffylike Cheeba Chews and bottles of cannabis lemonade. It appears that marijuana dealing challenges creativity among those who want to create a viable business on the black markets.
By the rules of the conduct approved by law, you can acquire your own batch of pot through donation, it is legal to be offered pot, sow it, grow it yourself and consume it in the privacy of your own house. Residents can each grow as many as three plants to maturity at one time, although the process is known to be complicated, expensive and time consuming.
Dealing seems to be much easy and profitable, reason why people are taking advantage of the regulation breach in the law. The more so supply remains dismal in cases where citizens go for a doctor’s approval to get marijuana cards. Here we have a market in constant demand but with lack of legal supply. This is a very fertile ground for small dealers and black market businesses to arise and create a foggy legal environment.
People find it easy to cook, bake and stuff cookies with marijuana in states where they can legally manufacture it and pass the goodies to those who cannot use pot under the law protection. Along with the New Jersey case, police has confiscated pot from a small dealer in San Antonio as well.
Given the state of facts, police reinforcements are making efforts to keep a balance between order and chaos and keep the streets empty and safe from the illegal pot dealers.
Despite the legal consequences of pot dealing, there are the social implications that can affect users lacking know-how and insightful information about the effects. The pot edibles present a higher degree of risk among young users, because the effects show themselves in a few hours after consumption, which can make us want to eat more and thus expose ourselves to anxiety attacks and psychosis.
A steady law and regulation system should allow a fair balance between demand and supply. Illegal attacks are expected to cease when consumers will be able to get their own pot through approved methods.
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