Why recreational pot legalization won’t end the black market overnight

KPCC Southern California Public Radio
By Take Two

If California’s Prop 64 passes, recreational marijuana would become legal. But legalization still won’t eliminate the black market.

That’s because new regulations will likely make marijuana more expensive and pot will still be illegal for many of California’s neighbors.

Jon Caulkins, Professor of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and the co-author of ‘Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know,’ explained more about what recreational pot legalization would— and wouldn’t— change in California.

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