Drug dealers are no doubt celebrating.
California officials have proposed new rules for the growing, transporting and sale of marijuana when the state begins issuing licenses in January, and industry officials said the regulations and hefty fees are a mixed bag.
The regulations unveiled Thursday, which are subject to public hearings before they are finalized, do not limit the size of cannabis farms, but require every plant to be traced from farm to sale. Security will be required at farms, trucks and pot shops, and cannabis cannot be marketed toward minors.
These new rules and their associated costs will no doubt make the price of illegal weed much more attractive to consumers. Nice going California.