Marijuana production “is a $7-billion-a-year industry in B.C. that’s currently in the hands of criminals. That’s not a sensible approach to drug policy.”
Who’s afraid of the big, bad weed? We are, apparently. Forty-one years after the Le Dain commission recommended decriminalization in Canada (and a commission appointed by that noted hedonist Richard Nixon came to the same conclusion in the U.S.), our thinking about the management of pot has actually regressed. It’s like we’re trapped in a time machine where the only in-flight movie is Reefer Madness.