Marijuana sold over the web will disrupt drug cartels, says Eaze CEO

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Friday, Sep 16, 2016

All three of those criteria are met and exceeded by cannabis, the product delivered by McCarty’s company. Eaze partners with medical marijuana dispensaries to bring the drug to nearly 100 cities and towns in California, and he joined Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask to talk about what’s next.

"More and more states, since 2012, have come online to offer legal cannabis, not only medical now, but also recreational," McCarty said. "The plan is to operate everywhere that legal cannabis is allowed."

California voters are expected to approve a proposition in November that will make recreational use in the state legal, joining Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. McCarty said increasing legalization and professionalization of the cannabis industry could disrupt illicit drug trade.

"In states where it’s legal, they actually find that it goes down, in terms of kids using cannabis," he said, citing third-party studies. "It’s because the legal market is disrupting the illicit market. When there’s a proper framework in place to provide both accessibility and safety, that’s preventing people who aren’t eligible from buying it."

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