Mark Zekulin: Vancouver’s Pot Plan Would Create More Problems

The difference between an illegal dispensary and a legal, regulated licensed producer is that much of the cost associated with regulated product goes toward maintaining clean, pharmaceutical-standard growing operations and ensuring that every product is tested, pesticide-free and properly labelled.

CANADA:  The proliferation of marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver is indeed troubling. And while I applaud Coun. Kerry Jang’s desire to take action by regulating these shops, I believe his approach and rationale are entirely misguided. Jang justifies the existence of illegal dispensaries based on an incorrect assertion of affordability. We cannot make a sweeping assertion Read the full article…