BC Liquor Offering from LPs — Have We Lost BC Bud?

BC Liquor Supplying from LPs — Have We Lost BC Bud?

The British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch, the sole legal wholesaler of cannabis from the state, announced Wednesday that it had begun contract negotiations with 31 licensed producers.

The branch’s general manager and CEO, Blain Lawson, went as far as to announce “LDB’s commitment to working towards eliminating the illicit market. ”

Who is this black market?

The 5 percent of cannabis producers connected to gangs and criminal organizations?

Or the 95% of us who are peaceful and searching for legitimacy?

One can’t apply to become a “micro-grower” without the federal government, who have been a little slow to act.

But provinces are busy making deals with medical-only manufacturers for recreational sales.

Therefore, in effect, the first and largest of the LPs had the most to gain from Justin’s legalization.

Maybe if a specific activist hadn’t been in prison for almost five years, he would have calculated the political climate better than he did in 2015. He wouldn’t have told people to vote for the Liberal Party.

I wrote about what could happen before Justin was Prime Minister.

It is the nonviolent “criminals” who are only deemed criminal since cannabis is in the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. Accreditation and restricting its sale to keep it out of the hands of those people doesn’t make any sense….   The national government will undoubtedly allow the LPs to open their sales to a recreational market, while at the exact same time making it easier for them to do business. And since there’s much red tape to cut from Harper’s MMPR, there’ll be significant opportunities to influence the bureaucracy and “catch ” the procedure. The LPs are in each place to become the cannabis cartel of Canada and that’s all Justin Trudeau means when he states “legalization”.

But that’s a hell of a thing to hope for.

It’s a steep price to keep paying. Any cannabis activist telling you otherwise is a goddamn idiot.

And no one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you’ll be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t serve both socialism and cannabis.

We ’reunite at square one: prohibition.

Except today with more police funding, government-corporate weed, liquor control boards, online sales monopoly, road testing, and “safety and health ” propaganda about among the world’s most medicinal plants.

I miss the days of Harper. With budgets that didn’t equilibrium themselves, anti-cannabis propaganda folks laughed , and sporadic police forces disobeying federal laws by placing them lower on the priority scale.

It was a natural legalization. NDP’s Mulcair at least will have balanced the budget and decriminalized. But his celebration threw him to the wayside when he didn’t win the popularity contest.

Trudeau didn’t decriminalize since he said it wouldn’t “keep profits out of the hands of criminals and organized crime. ”

But isn’t that the point of legalization? To bring the thousands of current participants aboveground, regulate and tax them, keep them employed? They are the experts, after all.

No, the Liberals would rather have these growers and legal specialists outsource their knowledge and skills to one of those large licensed manufacturers.

It was an open secret.

Released at Sat, 14 Jul 2018 15:29:36 +0000

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