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Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:52:38 pm »
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Re: Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 01:13:30 pm »
Does that mean that hipsters from USA will take over it and rename it to New York like they did to the previous New Amsterdam?
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Re: Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 02:38:39 am »
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Re: Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 03:21:36 am »
The really egregious part of this whole thing is how some provinces are treating it.

For instance, Quebec and Manitoba want to ban home growing, even though the federal government says you can have four plants at home. (Unclear who's got jurisdiction here--it may be that there will be no criminal penalties for growing up to four at home, but provinces may be able to enact further restrictions through their s. 92 powers.)

And Ontario and Quebec both (last I checked) decided that the model various US states used, of having private businesses sell pot while the government collects tax revenues (like Colorado, where they ended up with more tax money than they knew what to do with), wasn't for them and gave themselves nice government monopolies instead.

I can only imagine what might happen if prostitution is ever fully legalized (y'know, like it should be anyway). Will some provinces decide that we have to go to government brothels?
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Re: Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 11:25:21 am »
HA.  Okay, the idea of state-run bordellos is just too hilarious to pass up.  This must become a thing.
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Re: Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 12:06:54 pm »
It should be already be a thing but darn our Puritan sense of sex and sexuality.

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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 12:34:32 pm »
I'm not opposed to government owned monopolies. Finnish gambling and (most of) alcohol sales being a government monopoly seems to work decently.
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Re: Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 01:30:14 pm »
I'm not opposed to government owned monopolies. Finnish gambling and (most of) alcohol sales being a government monopoly seems to work decently.

There's certain matters where government monopolies are preferable, or at least very strict government regulation.

Not sure if alcohol is an appropriate monopoly (though I'd at least want that sold in standalone stores, private or not, not mixed in with everything else as in many if not all US states), and the same goes for marijuana. Gambling at least calls for extremely strict regulation to ensure that bettors aren't getting screwed, though, again, not sure if a government monopoly is best.

Same would go for prostitution--strict regulation (to make sure the workers don't have STIs and such), but not a government monopoly.
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Re: Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 04:13:28 pm »
Hell, if memory serves, Virginia has a more-or-less state monopoly on liquor stores.  The only thing I have to complain about, there is that they're a little smaller than I'd like and don't rotate their samplers often, if at all.  Minor quibbles, really, and the stores are almost always well-kept or at least clean.
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Re: Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 05:14:10 pm »
Clean yes, samplers what?

Ironbite-they have samplers?

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 07:24:57 pm »
The little 100mL bottles off to the side.  You pay for 'em, but they're samples of bigger liquor bottles.
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