Sunday, June 24, 2018

The stupidity of Canadian marijuana legalization


CBC - Canadian government is looking to price legal marijuana at... wait, what?

$10 a gram?

I thought the whole point of legalizing pot was to put the illegal drug dealers out of business.

But, as it turns out, the Canadian government wants to price legal marijuana at a price above the illegal street price.

Meanwhile:

Macleans - Ontario's pot strategy includes shutting existing dispensaries. They have hundreds of existing businesses who could sell legal pot in the province, but instead they're trying to drive them all underground.

This, along with the stupid rule that nobody can grow more than four plants, means that

1) the illegal drug trade will continue to make huge profits, and

2) people growing pot on their own will continue to be targets of violent home invasions.

It's hard to figure out what the idiot government is actually intending to do here.


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