Author: Bill Bewick

Reefer regulation madness

Stoner liberation may be at hand, but Canadians would be well advised not to delete their dial-a-doper’s number just yet. Just as occurred after alcohol prohibition ended, there will be a severe regulatory hangover after cannabis is legalized. The emerging patchwork of provincial pot laws could not have been more incoherent if it was designed by a gram-a-day toker. It’s a fair bet that Canada will see more reefer-related charges, prosecutions and convictions post-legalization than we do today. And government ganja will probably be poorer quality, more expensive and harder to get than outlaw biker bud. Bill Bewick reports, soberly.

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