March 10, 2017

Why legalizing marijuana will put those “grubby” pot shops out of business

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

[NOTE: Jerry Agar is guest hosting for Ezra Levant while he is on assignment in Israel.] The subject of recreational marijuana and the law comes up every day in cities across Canada, but it exploded yesterday. 

Marc and Jodie Emery, the so-called “Prince and Princess of Pot” were arrested when they came to Toronto to attend to business at their illegal dispensaries.

Then Cannabis Culture dispensaries in Toronto, Hamilton, and Vancouver were targeted by police.

Those pop up dispensaries are not selling medical marijuana. Some of them claim to be, but that isn’t how medical marijuana is legally dispensed.

And it probably isn’t how recreational marijuana, if and when it is legalized, will be retailed, either.

Alcohol sales are not handled in Canada by Mom and Pop shops. It is tightly controlled by the government, with highly inflated prices.

And there is no way – zero chance – that pot will be sold in any other way.

If there is a deal made with private business, it will be with President’s Choice and the Loblaw’s stores, not Mitzy and Justin on the corner...

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commented 2017-05-06 04:08:12 -0400
When will these potheads realize that they were duped. Justine had not intension of making it legal for them to get as wasted as they want. He did however want them to vote for him, and it worked (probably the first time some of them voted).
Jack Coverdale/Carter,I wish I had the time to lecture you on how to talk like a grown up, but I get the felling it would be a waste of time. Kindly go back to trolling on you tube or wherever and let the rest of us have an educational conversation.
commented 2017-03-12 19:07:26 -0400
“…you still prefer to keep your brain dead head in the sand. "
“Well have at it, dummy. You are useless in any other regard.”

Looks like Jack is twelve years old LOL. Guess he never heard the old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me”. Oh wait, name calling hurts the left that’s why they invented safe spaces. LOL, just absolutely hilarious. Again, thanks Jack you are very amusing.
commented 2017-03-12 16:56:00 -0400

It sounds like it would kill you to find out that there is now bad blood between Ezra and Lauren. Despite the fact that CONSERVATIVE websites have already revealed the reason why the split happened, you still prefer to keep your brain dead head in the sand.

Well have at it, dummy. You are useless in any other regard.
commented 2017-03-12 12:33:47 -0400
- Legalizing pot was something pot smokers should have been leery of. Just look at the amount of tax that’s added to booze & how much it’s regulated. If you ever get your legal pot from the Liberals expect to pay the highest price they can get you to pay while they double down on going after anyone who side steps their system.

- I’ve been liking the videos from Israel & am looking forward to seeing more. It’s ironic that Muslims have more rights in Israel than the do in Muslim countries.

- The history of the Democrat party is so terrible that they had to invent the “party switch”. When people weren’t buying this fictitious act of cross party cooperation for no reason they changed it to a “ideological switch”. Few outside of hardcore Democrats are buying this either.
commented 2017-03-12 09:30:23 -0400
LOL, thanks for the laugh Jack Coverdale, it is good to start the day with a laugh.
Keep reading between the lines and inventing scenarios, your world view provides entertaining reading.

You are spot on Drew – “Good to see people trying to demonize the Rebel , it means they have no actual argument against them.”
commented 2017-03-12 01:34:56 -0500
Good to see people trying to demonize the Rebel , it means they have no actual argument against them.
commented 2017-03-12 01:34:21 -0500
Jack Coverdale the left is more racist than the right will ever be, funny how commenters who crap on Israel for nothing are tolerant, and how blaming whites for everything is not racist LMAO!
Go be a good little left wing bigot.
commented 2017-03-12 01:30:09 -0500
Truth has many enemies.
commented 2017-03-12 01:29:51 -0500
Jack Coverdale sorry but people opinions are not proof of the Rebel being bad , you are pathetic and very desperate. Please provide proof of the Rebels lies.
commented 2017-03-12 00:38:14 -0500

Nothing bullshit about it. You clearly watched her video with the same ignorance in which you do everything. It’s clear to anyone with a brain that she wants to tell the truth now and Ezra wasn’t allowing her to.

Even other conservative websites are acknowledging that Lauren and Ezra had a big falling out over Israel and other factors. You are completely clueless.

You should really look into things first, before you open your mouth.
commented 2017-03-12 00:09:41 -0500
Where do these people get the idea that they can break the law in anticipation of legalization?
commented 2017-03-12 00:06:48 -0500
Alexa rank 20, 216. Kentuckyland’s a joke unlike The Rebel.
commented 2017-03-11 23:50:30 -0500
Near the beginning of the video, you said " there is no recreational marijuana market". Did you mean that there was no legal Market? There is a huge recreational marijuana Market even though it is illicit, whether it is through pot shops or other channels
commented 2017-03-11 23:27:09 -0500
Canadian Mongrel commented
“What is the source of the comments stating Ms. Southern is leaving The Rebel? Did she make the announcement on social media, which I do not follow?”
“Going Independent”

Drew Wakariuk commented
“Jack Coverdale if they had differences then who cares? I merely asked for your sources and you did not give any, i looked at her twitter feed and saw little to prove your comments. Speculation is all you are spewing right now.”

Jack is full of shite as per usual. According to her video she wanted to be an independent reporter for awhile and now she is fulfilling her dream. I wish her the best of luck and success.
commented 2017-03-11 23:04:50 -0500
Nnaumbua Farrell,

How interesting that Ezra had to use Canadaland as a source in his video.
commented 2017-03-11 22:45:57 -0500
Sorry Jodie. Until it’s legal, you’re essentially a glorified drug dealer.
commented 2017-03-11 22:02:44 -0500
Drew Wakariuk,

This whole Israel trip is bullshit most recently and it’s partially why Lauren Southern left. That’s very telling that she no longer wanted to be told what to say.

You may enjoy this.
commented 2017-03-11 18:41:23 -0500
Jack still waiting for you to provide any lies from Ezra that you keep bringing up. Let me know when you finally get some.
commented 2017-03-11 18:40:19 -0500
Jack Coverdale Ezra does none of that. And people figured out the truth about Hillary and the media , that is why Trump won. OF course you still can;t figure that out.
commented 2017-03-11 18:39:26 -0500
Jack Coverdale if they had differences then who cares? I merely asked for your sources and you did not give any, i looked at her twitter feed and saw little to prove your comments.Speculation is all you are spewing right now.
commented 2017-03-11 18:19:01 -0500
DAVID , you forgot to throw in jack carter
commented 2017-03-11 13:44:26 -0500
DREW WAKARIUK commented…“Jack Coverdale. People are commenting that you are an imbecile, does that make it true?”

Well yes it does Drew An annoying imbecile to be precise.

Hey Jack. Have you, Kelly Webber, Jimmy Reese and Sean Penson finished counting Hillary’s votes yet. You should be dragging her across the finish line in about…….never.

You are all diseased lefty slime…..or are you one and the same?
commented 2017-03-11 12:11:12 -0500
Sally Citizen,

Ezra is great – besides the lies, fear mongering and propaganda he spews.

I think Lauren has finally figured out the truth about him.
commented 2017-03-11 12:07:57 -0500
Apparently Lauren didn’t want to tow the company (Ezra) line when it came to Israel and didn’t agree with his agenda. It wasn’t the truth as far as she was concerned, hence her position in video on wanting to tell the truth.

In addition, Lauren is supportive of the alt-right and was bothered greatly by the bashing of the alt-right by Jay Fayza.

There is much more coming….
commented 2017-03-11 11:47:09 -0500
I am not a pot user & would not want my children to be pot users. I have nothing against pot users. I think the Canadian gov’t has more important things to worry about other than pot. If Trudeau does legalize pot, I wonder how he would feel if his 3 children were regular customers at the local legal pot shop?
Jerry, you’ve been an awesome replacement for Ezra. Hope to see much more on you on the Rebel!
commented 2017-03-11 11:42:40 -0500
The split between Lauren & Rebel is not something I would choose to take a side on. We can enjoy them both and leave whatever happened between them their own business. Speculation is just gossip at this point. You really seem to have a hate on for Ezra. Is your real name Scott Gilmore?
commented 2017-03-11 11:31:07 -0500
Canadian Mongrel,

No. There is much more.

But it seems like you don’t want to believe that she quit due to problems with Ezra and now there is some bad blood between them.

Your theory is actually pretty silly. Lauren Southern is a sort of “star” on YouTube. There is no way that Ezra would want to get rid of their “star”, who gets him a lot of views.

Again, it’s obvious in her video.