Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Think Green - money does grow on trees

While Elizabeth may not want to apologize for calling me stupid, she is sorry she hasn't smoked pot.

"I've never used marijuana. I apologize."
I'm really not sure why she's sorry for that - it's never too late to start. I'm sure there's got to be a couple of hippie holdovers left in the Green party who can set her up with some chronic (the sort of penitent who whipped him/herself with the seemingly helpless cause back in the golden age of fringe - before the party was hijacked by trendy and/or disgruntled ex-PCs and Liberal opportunists). But I some how imagine her to be one of those people who, when she takes a toke, gets right in your face when you're trying to chill, and just won't shut up. She devotes too much energy to altering the ways of others, and any experienced toker will intuitively sense this potential buzz kill is a no spark zone.

Whatever the case, dope is green and that fits in pretty well with the party colour scheme. Just how green?
The party would like to see "small, independent growers" thrive, and the government taxing the weed at the same rate as tobacco, generating an estimated one billion dollars Canadian (931 million US) annually.
Given the carbon tax she'll hit the growers with for their lights and the GST she'll reinstate on the sales, that's pretty damn green. Throw in some income tax breaks for people who don't really earn any income (collecting what they do earn through the GST and carbon tax), and you've got an especially green budget.

1 Comment:

Butch McLarty said...

basil wrote: "Given the carbon tax she'll hit the growers with for their lights ..."

If you legalize pot, growing it indoors with gro-lights is no longer necessary.

Razor-wire fences, sure, but lights, no.