Reader: Amendment 64 could lead to more out-of-state marijuana diversion

A post yesterday found Amendment 64 proponent Brian Vicente rejecting the theories of a professor, who suggested that passage of the measure could lead to lower pot prices and rising usage nationwide.

One reader thought the wholesale dismissal of the prof's ideas was too sweeping.

Matthew Meyer writes:

I don't think the article did a good job of acknowledging the parts of Caulkins's theory that make sense, like the idea that more legal growers in Colorado may mean "diversion" (export) to other states when the CO market's needs are met. (Not to mention the price incentive to export.)

But the notion that there will be more consumption because there's more supply is daft. My guess is that the Mexican importers will take a hit, as will the Kentucky growers. More people will be consuming higher-quality cannabis, which sounds like a plus on balance.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >