Marijuana Industry Uses Cross-Border Beer Case to Argue Against Provincial Monopolies

Cannabis Culture seeks to intervene in Supreme Court case of N.B. man who exceeded liquor importation limits.

The marijuana industry is using an upcoming Supreme Court of Canada case dealing with cross-border alcohol limits as an opportunity to argue against provincial government monopoly distribution models for recreational marijuana once it’s legal.

If provincial restrictions are onerous, the existing illegal industry will “likely thrive,” Cannabis Culture warns in its application to be an intervener on behalf of 28 other corporations in the Crown appeal of a New Brunswick court’s decision to acquit a Tracadie man who exceeded provincial alcohol importation limits.

Gerard Comeau, a retired steelworker, was stopped by the RCMP in 2012 and fined $292.50 when he drove home with 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor from Quebec.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.