Criminal justice reform is a whole different issue. But, I see your point. Of pointing it out.
Diversity is good I don’t care how much it costs.
Lisences I have a lot of issues.
First by limiting the numbers we create some false economic values. Is a license really worth X. The same thing happened in some retail liquor license in post proabition states, counties and or cities. Thay put in short term start up fixes. Like limiting the number of license in one city but not the one next door. Few restaurants in limited lic cities. And the transfer values are crazy. I Duluth, MN had a crazy limited license by parts of the city. One area lakeside was dry until January this year. When the city voted to remove liquor license caps in the last 10 years. The value of a license went from 100K to 200k depending on location. Today one of my permits to open a restaurant with a bar is a $500 liquor license.
Duluth use have one of the lowest restaurants per capita numbers in the country. For cities of a 100k. With above average per capita discriminational spending. Finally Duluth is learn about restaurants.
Regulations yes. Around quality and purity and regular greenhouse rules. And nuisances rules are fine. I don’t want to live next to a grow. It is as bad as pig finishing lots. I don’t want either as neighbors. Sorry. And I am pro pot.
Should it be tightly controled on distribution to end consumers and taxed to death. Hell yah. I view it as the states trying to cleanup after tobacco. This also removes a lot of the liability around smoking and long term heath risk potentials, that could be a burden on our children. We still don’t recover in most states the public health cost increase in your cost to the community by by your choice to smoke. Just pay your insurance tax now. Don’t make me pay it in 30 years when you can’t breath…
So there is good and bad to regulation. The food purity act that most our end product test are justified are public and at the nih in two data sets. Valuable metric to compare your Grow to. I am growing x cultivar and in I can already see same cultivar same labs numbers all over the place. The data needs to be mined monthly and published. It is public record let make it the pot index. OCP search is a child’s attempt at a toy. It need public agrogates sites think stock page or box scores.
But, if field is level we all can play at the same time. There will always be a diversity in size to market customer disposable income. The money will be in the boutique grows will control 20% of the market. There a lot of budwiser drinkers, a $2 but some asshole, me, buys the $16 a glass because I like a different style of pale wheat beers. . How many glasses of budwiser could I have purchased. Does a 16$ glass of beer cost 8 times as much to produce as a 2 Buck. No problemly the the same in the grow. Plus big growers have a lot more hand out wanting some. The economy of scale does not equal ROI.
I liked your rant because I understand the frustration and and your ability to articulate the problem as you see it. I just see it through a longer lense. 55years vs what are you?
From the voices in my head