Olga Diaz should create an oversight committee for pot shops at least if done right the city will make money. The problem with pot shops is that you’re dealing with a substance that is easily grown and shipped and unmarked or taxed as alcohol is.
The state in all its glory thought they would make billions by legalizing it which only increased the illegals market making millions for growers and brokers. When you walk into a cannabis shop you don’t see tax stickers on the containers, it’s a cash business and who knows what the books look like? There needs to be accountability from the grower / source to the counter sales, inspections, tax collections and records to assure the municipalities are getting their share as well as the state.
Whoever set up the current process had no brains as to what was involved or how to enforce the laws. These idiots never involved law enforcement as to regulating it outside of licensing enforcement. It’s the drug officers who know the process who can build a tight accountability system and make the tax money possible.
ROBERT MOSEMAK, Escondido
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