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Despite legalization, illegal pot is not going away

by Take Two staff | Take Two®

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Jars of marijuana are on display for sale at the Cali Gold Genetics booth during the High Times Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino on April 23, 2017. Richard Vogel/AP

After Prop 64, we're supposed to be entering the era of legalized marijuana.

Yet, there are still plenty of indications that the illegal pot market, which has been around for decades, isn't going anywhere. For one, according to a report from the California Food and Agriculture Department, Californians produce nearly five times as much marijuana as we consume, meaning that most of that marijuana is being sold out of state-- where it's not necessarily legal.

And secondly, industry experts estimate that nearly half of the marijuana sold in California will be sold outside of licensed dispensers, which is also illegal under Prop 64.

Writing for CALmatters, Laurel Rosenhall reported on the fairly healthy weed black market. She spoke to Take Two host A Martinez about her report.

To hear the full interview, click on the blue media player above.

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