Was not meant as a trick question. Obviously if you can get an RX its great, but if you can't, I assume it increases the variety what is available but I don't know about the prices or anything. And in states like California, the land of plenty, I really didn't know if it has any effect on the average Joe. I always thought it was all over there for years. In NY I believe that's one reason the quality has gotten much better, but when I tell people what I pay they say it's way too much -- so essentially the distributors are selling at huge mark ups here (I understand they need to be rewarded for risks).
Usually the herb in cali that you get from any ol person came from a dispensary. I always get tasty purples n whatnot from people. The place i go to, their price cap is 40bucks for an eighth, n a 4 dollar tax. Iono anything bout ny tho. I wouldnt pay for than 50 for an 1/8 anywhere. =-)