New Pot Laws are Not in the Spirit of Legalization

In spite of trail-blazing by several U.S. states, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth seems intent on turning B.C.’s journey to cannabis legalization — a bright future of jobs, tax windfalls and the end of pernicious prosecutions — from a good trip into a bummer.

The sprawling omnibus legislation the top cop tabled Thursday in the legislature continued the mishandling by both senior levels of government of the transition from nearly a century of enforcing a criminal prohibition to a marijuana-friendly economy.

In the province that is a global Pot Cultural Capital, the tone-deafness is unbelievable unless you imagine Farnworth as Sgt. Stedenko in a Cheech and Chong skit.

– Read the entire article at Vancouver Sun.