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BLACK, WHITE, AND GREEN: THE EFFECT OF LEGALIZATION ON COLORADO’S CANNABIS BLACK MARKET

by Davie, Austin

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the results of new cannabis policies, focusing on the state of Colorado and how the implementation of retail legalization affected the illicit black market of cannabis in the state. It analyzed ten interviews from black market operators using Grounded Theory methods, including the process of open-coding, the creation of axial codes, and finally the formation of a tentative core. After studying the tentative core, it was clear that they aligned perfectly with a strategic management Environmental Scan model for industry evaluation. Careful analysis of the operations of the black market industry, including opportunities and threats stemming from the effect of legalization, showed that the implementation of this policy has forced a change in black market operations in Colorado.

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Administrative Notes

The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

Colorado College Honor Code upheld.

Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:27226
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
44 pages
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Jim Parco
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2017-05