Article by Caleb McMillan, Cannabis Life Network
Justin Trudeau may have announced legalized cannabis starting October 17, 2018, but we’re a long way off from ending prohibition.
Trudeau told reporters: “One of the things that we heard very clearly from the provinces is that they need a certain amount of time to get their bricks and mortar stores — their online sales — ready.”
I’d feel for them if there wasn’t already a peaceful, vibrant cannabis industry in Canada.
As this CBC comedy sketch outlines (and one can’t be funny without hinting at some truth), these unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats don’t know the first thing about cannabis.
So, prohibition 2.0 begins October 17, 2018. The day before Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s birthday.
Where is the discussion about bringing BC Bud out of the shadows and into an above-board, regulated regime?
In places like Alberta, cannabis connoisseurs who openly defied the law and engaged in civil disobedience will still be criminal.
In Manitoba and Quebec, where you are free to brew your own poison, growing the wrong type of plant can still land you in hot water.
In B.C., Solicitor General Mike Farnworth isn’t talking about BC Bud tourism. He won’t allow well-established and respected dispensaries to be grandfathered in. Whether they’re unlicensed or have paid licensing fees to their municipality.