Wickard v. Filburn subverted the clear meaning of the Commerce Clause. It allowed the federal government to regulate anything affecting interstate commerce, meaning just about everything.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people
All the same, these guys are still scum and if they continue in this nasty business, I hope nothing good ever happens to them ever again.
Unfortunately, their business empire will probably implode when MJ becomes fully legalized, which will probably be in a few years.
The illegal or semi-legal status of the product supports artificially high prices and profit margins. When it becomes just another agricultural product and supply explodes, prices and margins will drop like a rock.
There will always be niche high margin markets for super high quality stuff, just as for booze and cigars, but the volume in these markets will always be small.
Unless of course the feds or states impose truly extortionate taxes, in which case there will continue to be high-profit low-volume black markets in untaxed stuff.
Wait til the lawyers start suing and the taxes go cigarette high...will the pot growers vote for Democrats then?