We know Liberal MP Anne McLellan will be on the task force. Legalization czar Bill Blair won’t, but he’ll be the commanding officer in the operation.
The Emerys won’t be on it, and I don’t see the Cannabis Growers of Canada having a seat on it either.
What about cannabis activist-lawyers John Conroy or Kirk Tousaw?
Kirk met with Bill Blair. Was it about this task force? What is it about preserving a craft cannabis “wine model” here in BC?
Mr. Tousaw is not at liberty to say, his office told me.
So far, the legalization debate has occurred behind closed doors.
Meetings where the Liberal Party holds an upper hand — the right to initiate force on cannabis farmers and connoisseurs, in ways that are legitimate in the eyes of the public.
Majority rule needs counterbalance, a political party drunk with power has already plunged taxpayers billions into the red. Now, like its predecessor, it seems content with the drug war, albeit with more public support.
If anything, demand for a wine model is great news for Blair.
While the governments implements strict controls that treat the plant like heroin, tax revenue from LP weed can go toward the — as promised — crackdown on organized crime, meaning, us, the BC Bud market.
The fact that we exist is great news for federal funding. The drug war has meant steady employment for police.
But, it’s not all doom and gloom, because the cannabis movement is very loud, which isn’t a good thing for Blair.
While the media parrots logical fallacies about the children, they’re slowly getting around to distinguishing between real organized crime (e.g. motorcycle gangs) and the peaceful people who farm and dispense cannabis.
So, if a task force is what we need, then allow me to make my recommendations:
- Remove cannabis from the criminal code.
2. Delegate the details of this decision to the provinces and territories
3. Recommend the provinces and territories delegate the cannabis decision to municipalities
4. Highly recommend that the municipality hand their cannabis jurisdiction over to newly formed public service companies, where each company is owned by local taxpayers, and with ownership of shares proportional to the burden the democratic state has placed upon them.
5. Details of recommendation #4 will be forth-coming in the new policy paper, “Make Canada Great Again: How to Dismantle the Corrupt Canadian Government and Run the Nation as if We Actually Own the Place.”