Many people believe that cannabis has been ‘legalized’ in Canada, but this is not so. What has been called ‘legalization’ is really a form of government control over cannabis that makes the previous prohibition pale by comparison.
In effect, the formerly free (though illegal) cannabis market was replaced by an un-free (though legal) market.
Meet Canada’s new and real pot-heads: the crony politicians who have taken over and monopolized the cannabis industry through arbitrary regulation and outright extortion. Led by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, these newly organized criminals wield the force of law in a way that only serves their own political interests at the expense of everyone else, even those who have never used cannabis.
The outrageous new laws being used to control the cannabis market in Canada only demonstrate that government regulation is oppression, and this is a principle that applies to all enterprises and economic activities controlled by crony politicians.