This is a very important story and because it was done by the AP it has national reach.
The reason the black market thrives in Colorado isn’t because marijuana legalization was done in an open or random way. This is the most heavily regulated industry in Colorado and I can’t imagine any state doing more than has been done here. The problem…marijuana regulation IS NOT POSSIBLE. Permitting marijuana for medical or recreational purposes is an invitation for organized crime to move in under the cover of the permissive laws.