Nothing says PROFIT to the savvy and ruthless entrepreneur -- on either side of the law -- quite so much as prohibition laws. The prohibition of intoxicants creates a tremendous win-win situation for crooks and cops alike. In the wide pantheon of phony laws that bring the law itself into disrepute, not even "hate crime" can compare in its cynical benefits to all concerned. Sure, "hate crime" provides the otherwise unemployable with phony jobs in the racism industry, and gives lots of free publicity to racist creeps, but the drug war is pure gold for all concerned.When it comes to medical marijuana, the Federal government puts profits before people:
The federal government charges patients 15 times more for certified medical marijuana than it pays to buy the weed in bulk from its official supplier, newly released documents show.You can buy a handful of seeds and a few boxes of zip-lop bags for $9.00 from local suppliers. For those concerned about the environment, you don't even have to use a bag. Simply pick and dry the buds from the plants growing in your backyard on your kitchen counter and transfer to a glass receptacle or cloth bag for future use. No carbon is emitted because you walked instead of driving.
Oh .. sorry, you're not allowed to grow your own weed, and you're not allowed to smoke it either unless you present the bureaucrats with a doctor's note. And soon that doctor's note won't even permit you to legally grow your own. The feds are looking to expand their monopoly on medical marijuana distribution. Fine revenue for non-compliance is expected to increase, along with black market competition:
Although patients currently can grow it themselves or have someone else grow it for them, Health Canada plans to phase out these production licences sometime after 2007. That would force patients to order from Prairie Plant Systems, or take their chances with street dealers or so-called compassion clubs, which are technically illegal.cp: Dust My Broom