Your Papers, Please!

Article by Caleb McMillan, Cannabis Life Network

YOUR PAPERS, PLEASE! CALEB MCMILLANMAY

I don’t care what you think of the “Ford Nation,” or Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party — anyone is better than Kathleen Wynne.

And with an election less than a month away, Ontario’s cannabis connoisseurs have a chance to voice their concerns with Wynne’s pot socialism.

Of course, elections do very little to change the fundamental status quo. Despite the theory that every new sitting parliament is fresh and unbound by previous governments, the reality is a perpetual bureaucracy keeps the machine chugging along toward all-around statism.

As Mises would say, “The cabinets come and go, but the bureaus remain.”

Nevertheless, PC Leader Doug Ford muses about a private retail model expected to run alongside the government monopoly.

He also tends to have more faith in markets than his supposed “Liberal” opponent.

Which is all well and good because so far every level of government (including here in BC) are botching legalization beyond repair.

As Ian Mulgrew wrote in the Vancouver Sun, “Two years after a federal election that promised legal reefer, all we’ve seen are former politicians, cops and bureaucrats cash in on pot stocks and those in government appear to think it is an excuse for a public-sector hiring spree…

“Where is there any grown-up discussion about nurturing this new green industry, promoting pot tourism, stimulating medical research, helping those involved in the black market come out of the shadows — isn’t that why we were doing this?”

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