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Stoned with the stars

California’s marijuana tourism gets smoking

AFP, LOS ANGELES

The measures have led to a “very developed and robust illicit market” of businesses that won’t comply with the new law and can thus avoid charging astronomical taxes that can reach 35 percent, said Abernathy. Alex Traverso, head of communications at the California Bureau of Cannabis Control responsible for regulating the industry, said that several measures will be approved in the state legislature that may reduce the tough current regulations.

But anyway, the impact of the high prices was so great that Felicia Davis, who was on the tour, said she would not vote for a similar legalization in Wisconsin, where she lives.

She prefers to pay less on the black market. “I have my connections,” she said with a smile.

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