Article by Allan MacDonell, Kindland
If you think about it, marijuana is the Canada of drugs: Voluminous and all encompassing like a massive terpene-rich summer cloudbank. A vast harbor of re-creational opportunities that trend toward chill and benign; open spaces, wondrous vistas, and easy reentry to whatever state it is you came from.
Safe and nonlethal, weed and Canada never give visitors jarring culture shock or a traveler’s hangover.
So maybe it’s poetic destiny that Canada is poised to become the first international superpower in the global cannabis trade. More likely, Canada’s primary advantage in world domination is that the United States federal government is dragging its feet on marijuana and ruining everything for American entrepreneurs.
A recent Financial Post analysis suggested that Canada’s marijuana producers are poised to capitalize upon the swell of weed normalization in the United States, and will forge ahead in ways that no U.S. weed company is free to do.
The Financial Post’s marijuana trade-war warning triggered a High Times policy piece that lamented and celebrated Canada as the new weed capital of the United States.
Preceding these stories, in June 2016, KINDLAND pointedly asked, “Will America Sit Idle as Canada Conquers the Weed World?”
The answer to that question, like it was six months ago, is apparently yes.