Pubdate: Wed, 28 Aug 2002
Source: Honolulu Weekly (HI)
Copyright: 2002 Honolulu Weekly Inc
Author: Matthew Dougherty
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Methamphetamine)


Two letters to the editor assert there is no marijuana shortage (Letters, 
"No pakalolo shortage," HW, 8/14). Are these people still hitting the pipe? 
I'm no M.B.A., but this is  a simple economics concept that even George W. 
could follow.

The scarcity of supply, caused by Green Harvest's success, has driven the 
price of marijuana sky-high. While it is clearly still available to those 
who can pay the price, it is so expensive the people might choose another 
cheaper drug. Ice for example. The evidence of the success is the 
incredible rise in the cost of marijuana since inception of Green Harvest. 
This is much more than anecdotal evidence.

Matthew Dougherty
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