Imagine the “problem” of having too much weed. What a dire dilemma to have to endure. This is exactly the quandary that California faces. California’s marijuana growers are producing far more weed than is consumed in the Golden State. The estimates states that Cali’s weed surplus is anywhere from five times to 12 times what is consumed in-state. Like I said, what a “problem” to have.
“We are producing too much,” said Hezekiah Allen, executive director of the California Growers’ Association. He added that state-licensed growers “are going to have to scale back. We are on a painful downsizing curve.” The farmers may be asked to not grow as much weed, which may entice some marijuana farmers to continue to produce the same amount, but sell the surplus in the black market, which of course is illegal under federal law.
Nevada, which only legalized marijuana this month, is already selling out of the ganja because Las Vegas. You would think that California could take their surplus of weed and sell it to the neighboring Nevada, but nope. California growers are prohibited from exporting their weed. Maybe they could allow willing people to volunteer to help take the surplus off California’s hands? You know for the sole reason to keep prices at a certain level because of supply and demand.