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The goal of legalized cannabis shouldn’t be corporate gold

Everywhere I look I see countless interested parties and stakeholders lining up to cash in on cannabis [and now psilocybin] dollars … The outliers cannot be considered criminals solely for running the very same business operations sanctioned and exploited by the government and corporate.

It must be recognized that a vibrant underground cannabis [and psychedelic] culture has been evolving for decades. If the government maintains the taboo on self-production and local dispensaries, there will remain hundreds of thousands of… users and producers who will refuse to go to the liquor or drug store to purchase cannabis. If excluded from the new market, the underground will continue to flourish, and this government must decide what to do with the outliers. If the fallback position is that anyone who does not comply with the rules of the market must be dealt with by the criminal justice system, then we have not achieved legalization.

Original Article (The Globe and Mail):
The goal of legalized cannabis shouldn’t be corporate gold
Artwork Fair Use: Patrick Huber

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