In our haste to decriminalize marijuana, we have opened up a regulatory vacuum that looks increasingly dopey.

There is a hallucinatory quality to the way intoxicating substances are bought and sold in Ontario these days.

Choose your alcoholic poison — beer, wine, spirits — mindful that robust government regulation (not to mention revenue) remains on tap.

But choose your leafy medicine — marijuana, whether truly medicinal or merely recreational — knowing that government enforcement has gone up in smoke.

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