October 18, 2018

Government finds way to lose money selling drugs. How legal pot will cost Canadians who don't even use it

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Canada is two days in to legalized marijuana, and the international media is very excited about what is, for better or for worse, the single most transformative piece of legislation Trudeau has pushed through in the last three years.

Canada’s recreational marijuana users seem enthusiastic too, with reports of early morning lineups in anticipation of the grand opening of legalized pot shops all over the country.

But it isn't easy, or cheap, being green.

Today I'll show you how the Alberta government will somehow manage to lose $45 million per year in the legal cannabis market over the next two years.

And, I'll also show you how the Postal Union is using an anticipated influx of online cannabis sales and a looming strike vote to leverage their demands for pay hikes from the federal government.

Leave it to the government to find a way to lose money by selling overpriced, overtaxed drugs to people who will line up for hours to get them!

I've never smoked marijuana in my entire life but suddenly marijuana is costing me a lot of money!

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commented 2018-10-20 11:25:30 -0400
MSM quickly announced that Trudeau Govt Official Numbers are in and they lost 19 Billion (deficit) this past year.
To put it into perspective Harper got fired and he made 5 Billion to the good.

This bad Financial News is well hidden behind the Weed Hype.
commented 2018-10-19 15:02:52 -0400
ALLAN PETERSON commented 17 hours ago
DAN MANCUSO commented 1 hour ago
Not trusting the left as far as I can throw them, I’m skeptical this so-called legalization of cannabis (is that the official term now?)..
Dan, I think the proper term is the “regularization” of cannabis.
So Allan, does that mean that ‘regularized cannabis’ – or legal marijuana – is what will replace what all the ‘pre-regularization cannabis’ businessmen sold to their customers – as in irregular cannabis or illegal marijuana?
It’s amazing what can happen in a 24 hour period in Canada…
Like how entrepreneurial cannabis sellers who provided a product for a market – pre-regularization – were considered by the state to be criminals – worse criminals than the consumers – and now since the government is the drug dealer, the government drug dealers aren’t criminals, nor are the consumers…sort of.
And if the irregular sellers, or non-sanctioned drug dealers, try selling irregular cannabis now, to make up for the lack of quantity and quality and the stupid price full of taxes and all the regulations and rules involved in just buying regular cannabis, legally, they will still be considered criminals by the state…
Or like how law-abiding, responsible firearms owners are turned into paper criminals – or worse – overnight, by the arbitrary gun-grabbing policies of the national police force in charge of gun confiscations and other arbitrary changes to our gun laws, and their enforcement…without legislation…as the LPC under Jihadi-Justin -Groper has so legislated!
That’s not confusing at all is it…
commented 2018-10-19 11:28:35 -0400
Governments provide proof day after day that they are either completely inept, like Justin and his merry band of Keystone Clowns, or are robbing Canadians blind – and getting away with it. And we keep supporting them with our votes.
commented 2018-10-19 09:31:18 -0400
Andrew Scheer finds a way to blow the next election . Smiling Andy just opened his big mouth and put both feet in . By not support legal pot . Bye bye dumb ass . Do you really think any pot smoker would vote for him now .
I asked at the Peoples Party of Canada’s meeting and was told that pot was a done deal .
Max for the next PM of Canada . Canada will not recover from 4 more years from the Fool on the Hill .
commented 2018-10-19 08:49:57 -0400
The legalization of weed has led to the need for more police … go figure. Guess they need to protect the cartels from competition and the government revenue stream. Also it will be interesting to see how all concerned with weed navigate the anti smoking legislation and regulation that has almost destroyed the freedom to smoke a cigar in this country … Liberals are so great at sucking and blowing at the same time.
commented 2018-10-19 07:26:22 -0400
The trolls have disappeared, Soros must be diverting all his resources to the States for the mid-terms. Looks like Trump will crush him.
commented 2018-10-19 05:13:02 -0400
Thanks Tammie.

Yup, been away. ‘They’ got to me. Justin’s G-men banged down my door, dragged me out of my house, locked me in an Ottawa dungeon chained to a wall upside-down and forced me to swear allegiance to Herr Trudeau.

Just kidding.

I “ODed” on Trudeau – had to take a “Trudeau detox” sabbatical. I mean, there’s only so much Justin a person can take y’know.. But now we got to rally the troops cuz there’s an election in 12 months – the most critical election in Canadian history.

BTW where did everybody go? Half the regular comments crowd is gone. Did somebody pee in the punch bowl?
commented 2018-10-18 21:32:24 -0400
Well, I see both sides of the argument here.

I guess time will tell because legalize pot is here to stay, unfortunately.

Give it a year and then we can evaluate the ramifications on the health and productivity those who use it regularly, and on the economy. Is the Trudeau government truly smart enough to make money from it? So far Trudeau’s government has failed drastically on the economy.
commented 2018-10-18 21:18:06 -0400
Krispy Larue, you nailed it with your Justin Weed comment. Thanks. Good to see you posting again.
What is the government adding to cannabis? I doubt the public who purchase it will know for decades. How many Liberal cronies will make millions? Surely the licensing is fair!!!???? Doubt it.
commented 2018-10-18 21:10:24 -0400
ATOKENCONSERVATIVE commented 16 mins ago
Legalization isn’t going to result in huge numbers of new people trying it out.
I disagree. A lot of people will “try it out” since legalization will give it the appearance of the government’s imprimatur. “Its okay. The government made it legal”.This will be especially true of people under 30. And especially those under 20. Illegality no doubt kept some people from toking. We are going down the moral rabbit hole one piece of legislation at at time.
commented 2018-10-18 21:03:48 -0400
DAN MANCUSO commented 1 hour ago
Not trusting the left as far as I can throw them, I’m skeptical this so-called legalization of cannabis (is that the official term now?)..
Dan, I think the proper term is the “regularization” of cannabis.
commented 2018-10-18 20:49:36 -0400
Robert; your comment about public health care costs. If they’re not there now, they won’t be there tomorrow. Legalization isn’t going to result in huge numbers of new people trying it out. Pretty much everyone who’s buying and smoking it today legally are the same people who bought it and smoked it illegally yesterday. So, if there aren’t the type of public health care costs you’re scare mongering about already, there likely isn’t going to be in the future. All the chicken little predictions; like stoned drivers and overdosing (?) children will have minor bumps, and within a few months there won’t be any noticeable differences in those stats, if even that.
commented 2018-10-18 20:17:16 -0400
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commented 2018-10-18 20:03:10 -0400
Not trusting the left as far as I can throw them, I’m skeptical this so-called legalization of cannabis (is that the official term now?) in Canada, by the Jihadi-Justin-Groper Liberals – and cronies – is a favour to his dope-smoking peers…and isn’t in fact merely another underhanded method of capture and control – capture of your information and wealth and control of your rights and freedoms, by an unconscionable fascist regime, the LPC – and cronies…Think stop light cameras – no they are not there to prevent horrible crashes…
The road blocks the police put up to ‘take drunk drivers off the road’, are against our Charter Rights and Freedoms…they do them anyway and have for years…who wants drunks on the road…right? Thanks Pierre Trudeau for our Judicial Tyranny.
The same contra-constitutional violations will recur with ‘taking stoned drivers off the road’ now, all the way from not having reliable detection machines and standards, to all the upcoming lawsuits to sort out all the rest of their mess…
$600 plus tickets were being handed out within an hour of ‘legalization’ – or stores opening…
Be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it…
commented 2018-10-18 20:01:39 -0400
Anyone remembers this commercial from the 80s? Eggs in a frying pan, cold: this is your brain. Eggs in a frying pan boiling: this is your brain on drugs. What about all those medical reports in the 80s that smoking cannabis is ten times worse for your lungs than smoking tobacco? They have hidden all these reports and bullied the medical community in keeping quiet, because they want to become drug dealers. This is truly shameful.
commented 2018-10-18 19:57:08 -0400
This shows me that governments are hopeless at budgeting. Having been a government employee, I saw first hand how inept middle managers were regarding even simple things like getting the best prices on stationary items. Government is like a baby, a healthy appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
commented 2018-10-18 19:48:48 -0400
How to win an election. Kiss the Death Cults butt with tax payers money and give the drug addicts early Christmas Presents. How low can you go Justin……As in down.
commented 2018-10-18 19:07:43 -0400
Sheila’s comments don’t even take into account the public health care costs of people habitually using marijuana. Wow man, what a bummer.
commented 2018-10-18 18:58:42 -0400
It will be fascinating in a morbid sort of way to watch how all this marijuana legalization unfolds in all aspects of society.

If this experiment crashes badly Trudeau will have to wear this failure to the next election.