Pot le­gal­iza­tion an­other bu­reau­cratic night­mare

The Beacon Herald - - OPINION -

An­other bu­reau­cratic mess. Pot gets le­gal­ized, but there is no suf­fi­cient sup­ply for the the de­mand. I agree with the po­lice shut­ting down il­le­gal stores as they are just unchecked dope deal­ers with sig­nage. How­ever, I also very much agree with le­gal­iza­tion.

Gee, the gov­ern­ment asked un­der­ground drug deal­ers for info and were lied to! Whose inane idea was that? Per­haps they should have spo­ken with in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als like Bruce Litton at Canopy/Tweed who ac­tu­ally know what they are do­ing.

Fur­ther, re­tail sales li­cences should have been granted for the date of planned le­gal­iza­tion. Maybe the poor un­der­paid work­ers at Cannabis Post wouldn’t be able to take ad­van­tage of the mail-only dis­tri­bu­tion with ro­tat­ing strikes to en­dear them­selves even fur­ther to the pub­lic. (Where else can th­ese bul­lies with high-five-fig­ure salaries and Grade 12 ed­u­ca­tions get such a sweet deal?)

The gov­ern­ment is forc­ing pot users to go back to the street deal­ers where they buy

God knows what or even fen­tanyl-laced crap that kills, not heals. Then there are the “NIMBY” re­gions/coun­cils not want­ing re­tail pot stores in their area. Th­ese are the same peo­ple scream­ing to have beer/liquor stores closer to home, even avail­able 24-7 in cor­ner stores! Gee, not like al­co­hol ever cost the health in­dus­try or caused death and vi­o­lence? I’ve seen th­ese same peo­ple let their five-year-olds drink from their beer and think it’s cute! Maybe th­ese same re­gions should not re­ceive their share of the pot tax rev­enue, ei­ther. Chris McIn­tosh Ne­pean, Ont.

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