In WA State it cost $100.00 to buy a vape cartridge in the rec market while a similar cartridge cost $30 in the med market in the 1st months of legalization, mostly due to the taxes at the beginning. The holdup in Cali, as I understand it, few growers are licensed: is it costs a lot to enter the market for growers, and many current growers are in prohibited grow areas. I believe time will stabilize the cannabis market in California. Might take a year or two. But my god, whoever thought cannabis would be legal? Never in my 51 years of usage did I dream! We have come a long ways. Are we there yet? No, but have a few hits for the journey, in the meantime.