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Old Jun 21st 2018, 07:00 PM
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Default Re: Pot legalization in Canada

Originally Posted by Tom Palven View Post
The devil is in the details and the details are all about the provinces trying to create government controlled retail monopoly.

It really pains one to point out that government controlled monopolies are what create black markets. In other words, legalization is happening, but the black market will still dominate the trade for a long time to come - that's apparently government policy, whether they admit it or not, that will be the result of their policy.

Government is pissing off the pot market and most of the corporate types pretty much non-stop all year with one idiot announcement after another. They have no clue what they are doing and just stumbling along. This is not a well planned or well thought out policy. It really seems like complete amateurs without a clue are running this policy.

Anyway, as long as they legalize it, that's all that matters. Once they do that, the private market will basically destroy the government monopolies. I've seen pot quality rising and prices dropping non-stop for the last year. Right now, the government medical marijuana clinics are already over-priced - private market is killing them.
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