Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network
This short sketch from CBC Comedy perfectly highlights the absurdity of the government running a cannabis retail monopoly with no experience and minimal knowledge of the product they’re supposed to be selling, especially when dispensaries have been doing it for years!
As the tagline states, “The government is preparing to open commercial dispensaries, but the only problem is: No one has ever sold drugs before!”
The sketch takes place in government offices, where they are thrilled to be closing down dispensaries and taking over, as one enthusiastically yells, “Put those criminals behind bars and let’s sell some pot!”
They say there’s truth in comedy and while it may be slightly exaggerated, you can bet that a similar conversation has taken place on Parliament Hill or in provincial legislatures, as some politicians have shown an almost stunning ignorance of even the most basic things about cannabis.
Remember Conservative Sen. Nicole Easton who infamously said back in March that “five grams is about four tokes”?