Camille Salter of The Vapor Social in Toronto joins Andrew to discuss cannabis in Canada. We talk about both the current and future states of production, distribution, and consumption. We also talk legal implications of decriminalization, and taxation.
Episode 17 Show Notes
Hello to all of our listeners out there in podcast land, and welcome to episode 17 of the Canadian Patriot Podcast, recorded February 29, 2016.
… and I’m your host Andrew – I’m a libertarian, competitive shooter, gear reviewer at www.everydaytacticool.com, and gun club director
Tonight we have a special guest Camille Salter of The Vapor Social. Camille is joining us tonight to talk about marijuana in Canada.
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What are we drinking?
Camille – Coffee
Andrew – Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale
- how did you get involved in the marijuana industry
- how long have you been involved in the industry
- what is The Vapor Social, what is it, how long has it been around, tell us about the recent expansion
Marijuana in Canada
State approved growers
how do you get a permit to grow?
Black market growers
is it really mail order?
are growers also distributors?
Is there a grey market? What about clubs and dispensaries?
How do you get a permit to purchase or use marijuana?
Is your doctor involved? Is it like an Rx; ammount, dose, etc?
How often is it renewed?
How do clubs work?
How do you get membership? How is entry controlled?
Can members buy marijuana at the club?
Use control, ie SmartServe for liqour
LCBO – Premier of Ontario suggestion
Explaining the government’s rationale for moving to legalize, Blair said the goal is to strictly regulate the drug and restrict its access to minors. It will also take billions of dollars in black market sales from organized crime groups, he said.
Blair called the number of Canadians charged with possession “shocking,” noting that in 2014 there were 22,000 charges laid. Current laws disproportionately affect minority and aboriginal communities, he added.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair urged the government to immediately decriminalize pot so no Canadians are slapped with charges before new laws are enacted.
if legalized, how do we deal with impaired drivers?
How might taxation work?
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