Street-level drug dealers in Washington and Colorado are up in arms over the takeover of the marijuana market by large-scale corporations. Many dealers feel as though the sudden legalization swept the financial rug from under their feet.
Having to compete with the widespread legal sale of marijuana is not something most dealers were prepared to compete with, and a number of dealers have taken to social networking site Reddit to air their grievances. One dealer stated that someone “with a bunch of seed money might open a 7-11 weed store and shut me down”.
Dealers launched a campaign against “Big Marijuana” that features many slogans and brandings to ensure that people continue to support local growers and dealers.