Originally Posted by montuckyhuck
Right and wrong. Gray area does equall big bucks for growers, but this is a somewhat new industry for the majority of them. I say decriminalize but not legalize. Call them what you will but I say let some regular folks get rich before letting philip morris take the whole show over. That's when you will see the real pigs. As soon as big companies are not afraid to get there feet wet the game is over for 99% of current growers.
I don't really believe that. Micro-brews, run well, make very good money. There will be a time of consolidation early, and a time of specialization later.
The barriers to entry are just too low.
Also, so-called decriminalization allows two things: to decriminalize without legalizing simply means organized crime gets to call the shots, while still allowing the police state to have an excuse to be a police state.
Decriminalization, by definition, means growing and supplying is against the law.