Let the government hear your thoughts on Cannabis

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  1. Boots

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  2. TheOldskoo

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    Done.

    Impartial to what retail model they decide to use for the sale of cannabis since I don't smoke... although using a Crown Corp seems to be the most likely option they'd go with. I can't see it being sold in the same way as tobacco products.
     
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    I just want them to let the industry flourish. Allow private business to open up stores, cafes, etc. Nova Scotia could use a new industry.
     
  4. billybob

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    Just remember BootsBoots whatever way it is set up, it is to provide maximum benefit for the government and not the consumer. This is still just a way to generate tax revenue.
     
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    I still think if they open it up to private business they'll generate more tax revenue.
     
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    I do too but they may not think so. Private retailers will mitigate black market more. black market = less tax revenue
     
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    Ideally what I'd like to see is the government approve and monitor growers and private business is free to open up as long as they use a government sanctioned grower.
     
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    Ontario is going to be so screwed with their plan.
     
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    I'm hoping for private sales as well, as I would imagine they will be more knowledgeable about the different strains, offer different methods of intake, etc.
     
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    Hoping they do the same here, well I don;t really care because it shows up at my house, but it is better for the province and Ontario will fuck up their approach. So people will be driving to Manitoba.
     
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    I would like to see that type of model here too but can't see it happening in NS. It's funny I saw Andrew Younger post on a friends post on FB about this today. Here was his take:
    I don’t see that as likely. We were discussing this on another thread a while back. For that to happen government would have needed to introduce legislation in the fall sitting. They didn’t. So timing at this point would be difficult to be in place by July 1 unless it’s government run. Especially because if private run, municipalities can’t set zoning rules until they know what the provincial rules are. And the zoning process takes 8 months if rushed. As well, it will be very difficult for government to have distribution rules for pot be more liberal than beer.
     
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    booo
     
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    no kidding, but really, is it really surprising here in NS?
     
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    Wild that there's a brand new multi billion dollar industry on the horizon and we aren't going ape shit bending over backwards to embrace it... and at the same time doing shit like this

    http://amazonhfx.com/
     
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    We do not have the skilled workforce (or population) that would justify amazon to pay an average $100K salary.
     
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    but let's put our efforts and money into a moonshot instead of getting an easy slice of the pot pie!
     
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    Exactly
     
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    here we go... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...a-stocks-rally-on-trudeau-s-dollar-a-gram-tax

    For example, 1 gram of dried cannabis costing C$8 to produce would be taxed at C$1, and the total cost of C$9 would be hit with a sales tax of C$1.17, bringing the total to C$10.17, the government said in a statement. The example uses tax rates that apply in provinces such as Ontario. Rates vary in other provinces.

    So here, with HST, it'll be $10.35/G with this example
     
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  23. Scott

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    Reading in NB you'll have to keep it locked up in your house, same as is you have a firearm
     
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    I keep mine nice and safe as one of my dogs ate some one time and I felt horrible. :( But that is a bit much.
     
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    Feels good to own some of the stocks in that article :D

    $10.xx is a fair price
     
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    What’s the street price of a gram these days?
     
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    Not sure what the street price is. I'm guessing $7 to $8. My school of thought is that the government can sell at a higher price as long as it's reasonable. I think most people would prefer a lab tested legal source and will pay a premium for it. $10/g is ok.
     
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    Legal stuff ranges from $6 a gram to $15.

    The $15 stuff is pretty potent
     
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    nice!
     
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    Wonder how long before we find out what will happen here
     
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    930am tomorrow

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    While the decision has no direct effect on me, I just can't see the NS government coming up with something logical or consumer friendly.
     
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