This happens when states legalize cannabis and provide no oversight to local politicians. Big cannabis businesses with seed money from Wall Street will always try to bend the law to their favor. There are several instances mentioned in the aforementioned article. While legalization may be moving the industry out of the black waters, it seems that the “promise of money” is more than enough of a motivation for local politicians to accept bribes from mega-cannabis chains who want to expand into virgin waters.
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Source : Is Cannabis Legalization Really Making Town and City Officials More Corrupt?
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