Bay State officials expect a new ban on flavored tobacco products to benefit illegal suppliers.
The Wall Street Journal Blames Marijuana Legalization for Vaping-Related Lung Injuries, a Black-Market Hazard
The main danger to vapers is illicit cannabis extracts of unknown provenance and composition.
More than half of cigarettes consumed in the state are smuggled from elsewhere, thanks to high taxes.
The drug wars will continue until the state gets its cut of the money.
When the government tries to hoover up all the money earned from legalized drugs, this is what happens.
The Golden State is still taking punitive, costly, and pointless measures to fight illegal grow operations.
Once again, underground suppliers step in when over-regulated markets can’t satisfy customers.
Pantaleo's lawyer says it’s “arbitrary and capricious” to fire a cop for choking a guy over black market cigarettes.
Deaths continue to rise, thanks to increased use of less-safe black market pain pills.
High taxes and tight restrictions have handed huge chunks of the tobacco market to criminal networks. Why would vaping be any different?
The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
A RAND report highlights the importance of new synthesis methods, cheap international shipping, and online distribution aided by privacy-protecting technologies.
Chanters demand NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo's firing.
Attempts to centrally plan an economy ruin both civic life and life's pleasures.
Wednesday marks five years since an officer’s deadly chokehold was captured on video.
Erik Altieri of NORML sees a bright future for American pot.
High taxes and slow bureaucracy keeps the black market alive.
The black market is how you get things done when government gets in the way.
Gov. Cuomo throws his support behind a ban on home cultivation, possibly on behalf of already entrenched pot groups.
Governor Newsom wants to fight the black market. That's how we got the drug war in the first place.
Online black markets shift faster than police can respond
The government is the villain of this story, not wealthy industrialists.
If you don't want a black market in booze to develop, keep the tax man on a leash and regulators in check.
This will hurt innocent people. It may harm legal businesses. And it won't actually work.
A state senator wants to crack down on "economic crimes" in the state's underground economy.
People will find sources for what they want no matter what presumptuous regulators say.
The Humane Society even opposes artificial rhino horn, which would lower demand for poachers' fare.
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City with highest cost per pack also has highest bootlegging rate. Imagine that.
When people aren't safe asking for protection from violence, bad consequences are sure to follow.
Meddling state officials have managed to make the legal pot market uncompetitive.
The rise of ramen noodles as prison currency can be blamed on cost-cutting that leaves prisoners hungry, says a new study.
Massive fines over a very common home-based business.