Reader: Pot buyers without red cards are being raped by taxes

Our Josiah Hesse recently ventured to Civic Center Park to see if recreational marijuana store openings had cut down on illegal sales -- and discovered that the pot black market is alive and well. This came as no surprise to many of our commenters, including this medical marijuana card holder.

Desarae Nicole Buchanan writes:

Happy to be a red card holder and not have to be raped by the Insane tax on it! Wow! Maybe if they taxed alcohol like marijuana, [there would be] less violence and alcohol related crashes!

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