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Re: [Canada] War on Drugs won by Drugs

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2018-11-08 03:09am

Sigh... my municipality's considering a bylaw to ban selling pot in the municipality. This is a time when I wish I'd won my campaign for council, because I'd certainly vote against it. Will be going to the upcoming council meeting to register my objections.
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Re: [Canada] War on Drugs won by Drugs

Post by U.P. Cinnabar » 2018-11-08 03:23am

If that passes, how much do you want to bet that the pot shops in the surrounding cities and towns are owned and operated by the brothers in law of the ban proponents?
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Re: [Canada] War on Drugs won by Drugs

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2018-11-08 03:28am

Knowing this municipality, it's more likely that they just want to "preserve the municipality's character", which basically means maintaining this community's pretensions of being one big upper crust residential neighbourhood. But that ship well and truly sailed when they allowed liquor stores- a double-standard I intend to point out publicly next Tuesday.
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Re: [Canada] War on Drugs won by Drugs

Post by U.P. Cinnabar » 2018-11-08 03:38am

The Romulan Republic wrote:
2018-11-08 03:28am
Knowing this municipality, it's more likely that they just want to "preserve the municipality's character", which basically means maintaining this community's pretensions of being one big upper crust residential neighbourhood.
That too. See Bulloch County, Georgia. Or Bowie, Texas.
But that ship well and truly sailed when they allowed liquor stores- a double-standard I intend to point out publicly next Tuesday.
Or cigarettes, for that matter. The only difference between a pothead and a nichead is that there's relatively little controversy over legalizing nicotine.
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Re: [Canada] War on Drugs won by Drugs

Post by Zaune » 2018-11-08 07:02am

The Romulan Republic wrote:
2018-11-08 03:28am
Knowing this municipality, it's more likely that they just want to "preserve the municipality's character", which basically means maintaining this community's pretensions of being one big upper crust residential neighbourhood. But that ship well and truly sailed when they allowed liquor stores- a double-standard I intend to point out publicly next Tuesday.
Depends. Are they the pretentious upmarket sort of liquor stores that refuse to carry any wine that costs less than $50 a bottle and hold tasting sessions accompanied by fancy cheese and so on?
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Re: [Canada] War on Drugs won by Drugs

Post by Tribble » 2018-11-08 10:28am

We have the same thing going on here. Most of the (wealthy and conservative) suburbs around Toronto are not only prohibiting the sale of marijuana, but also banning its use in any public place (which is similar to alcohol, but not tobacco). Of course, they conveniently forget to mention the fact that most of the illegal grow-ops in the area are already in their neighbourhoods, but I digress...

Still, we're not complaining. We're always chronically short of cash so if a bunch of rich suburban snobs want to come buy their pot from us rather than purchase it in their own neighbourhoods, they are more than welcome to.
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Re: [Canada] War on Drugs won by Drugs

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2018-11-08 03:21pm

Zaune wrote:
2018-11-08 07:02am
The Romulan Republic wrote:
2018-11-08 03:28am
Knowing this municipality, it's more likely that they just want to "preserve the municipality's character", which basically means maintaining this community's pretensions of being one big upper crust residential neighbourhood. But that ship well and truly sailed when they allowed liquor stores- a double-standard I intend to point out publicly next Tuesday.
Depends. Are they the pretentious upmarket sort of liquor stores that refuse to carry any wine that costs less than $50 a bottle and hold tasting sessions accompanied by fancy cheese and so on?
I think there's a wine shop that's probably more like that, and a more general liquor store across the street from it.
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Re: [Canada] War on Drugs won by Drugs

Post by Zaune » 2018-11-08 04:03pm

That's probably snobby enough not to count as lowering the tone, then.

Hmmm, gap in the market here: Artisanal organic cannabis!
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Re: [Canada] War on Drugs won by Drugs

Post by U.P. Cinnabar » 2018-11-08 04:49pm

Artisinal orgamic cannabis?! That's hydro, son.😂

Oh, wait. Hydro is technically a GMO..,
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Re: [Canada] War on Drugs won by Drugs

Post by madd0ct0r » 2018-11-08 04:53pm

The Romulan Republic wrote:
2018-11-08 03:09am
Sigh... my municipality's considering a bylaw to ban selling pot in the municipality. This is a time when I wish I'd won my campaign for council, because I'd certainly vote against it. Will be going to the upcoming council meeting to register my objections.
Can I interest you in helping set up Fairtrade Cannabis? There's enough lelgal market now that surely some tropical country should start growing it
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Re: [Canada] War on Drugs won by Drugs

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2018-11-08 05:03pm

I admit that I don't really know much about the topic or how that would work- my first thought is that I'm not sure how many tropical countries there are where growing it is currently legal.
"Well, Grant, we've had the devil's own day, haven't we?"

"Yes. Lick 'em tomorrow though."

-Generals William T. Sherman and Ulysses S Grant, the Battle of Shiloh.


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