“So … pot is illegal and it costs $8/gram according to a PCSP businessman (not too far off from the $200/ounce or $7.13/gram that I currently pay), and when it becomes legal it will cost $10/gram plus tax. Yes that certainly does seem as though the government is focused on wiping out the black market, as opposed to seeking as much revenue as possible doesn’t it? Why the government is basing legalized prices on black market prices (what’s the mark-up on black market goods anyway? 1000% ?!?) is a rhetorical question, of course. After all, we’re talking about a plant here. And while we’re on the topic of rhetoric questions, how many of those 25% of Newfoundland and Labradorians who, when surveyed, stated they will purchase pot when it becomes legal are already consumers? That’s the point government is missing here. Slight chance of new customers (hey by’s let’s have a draw with our beers tonight)? Nah, we’re already smoking it, and we’re not stupid enough to pay $100 + tax more for an ounce. Nice try.” – Boomshanker
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