“The debate is going to be about the distribution,” said Canopy CEO Bruce Linton. “Should it arrive through the mail, should it be presented in something like the Ontario Beer Store? That’s going to be the debate, and which provinces and in which order. But I think the actual ability to produce, control, make sure there are no criminal elements involved, we have that in Canada.”
But big business moving into the market isn’t a good thing for medical cannabis patients, Enns said.
“This legalized recreational market that’s being proposed that will necessarily be heavily taxed,” said Enns. “We’re talking about a medicine. In no form is any other product in Canada taxed when it’s a medicine.”