While It Would Only Make Sense For A Recreational Legalization Bill To Allow Households To Grow Their Own Cannabis, Conservatives Contend That It Would Give Minors Easier Access To Weed.

Colorado very much needs this tax and licensing revenue. But as ArcView Market Research http://www.newyorkmedmarijuana.com data has shown, an estimated $46.4 billion in North American marijuana sales last year — 87% of total weed sales — derived from the black market. The higher U.S. taxes are, the more likely the black market will continue to thrive. Making taxes an afterthought in its legislation gives Canada’s bill a real shot at legitimizing the cannabis industry… if the bill passes. Canada’s recreational marijuana bill has three major problems The key word in the previous sentence is “if.” Right now, Canada is debating Trudeau’s bill, and there are three components to the opposition that could halt or delay its progress .  To begin with, conservatives in Canada’s Parliament are concerned about the home-grow option in the current bill. While it would only make sense for a recreational legalization bill to allow households to grow their own cannabis, conservatives contend that it would give minors easier access to weed. Adolescent access to pot has long been a sticking point when trying to legalize adult-use marijuana throughout Canada and the U.S. Secondly, conservatives are also concerned about drivers being impaired behind the wheel. With alcohol, there’s a very cut-and-dried method of determining if a person is impaired: a breathalyzer test, along with a field sobriety test.

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