Canadian pot and American freedom

Damien R. Sullivan (
Mon, 6 Jul 1998 10:58:30 -0700 (PDT)

Last week's Economist has a piece on Canadian pot. Allegedly Vancouver has a San Francisco-like attitude, so many Vietnam draft resisters ended up there, bringing their pot seeds with them. The pot has since been bred for the climate and 30% THC content (vs. 2% originally.) It's estimated that the B.C. pot market is $4 billion -- more than mining or farming, and close to tourism. British Columbia apparently has a fairly laidback attitude towards having or even growing pot -- illegal, but ill-enforced.

"I know! Let's decertify Canada!"

The article also mentioned that the US has 500,000 people in prison on marijuana charges. Canadians may not be able to have handguns, but, hmm.

-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-)