Thursday, 21 June 2018

Exquisitely fucked up logic for keeping cannabis illegal

From this morning's Metro:

Legalisation of cannabis will not eliminate illegal dealing. There will still be a criminal element ready to supply it for a price undercutting the legitimate market.

HG, Kent.


That is just wrong on so many levels that it is impossible to know where to start.

4 comments:

Lola said...

What a prat..

Ben Jamin' said...

Send HG history of prohibition in the US.

formertory said...

A problem only arises if government decides to not supply (say) skunk. Then the illegal suppliers move in. If they're going to do it, they need to do it properly. But I can't for the life of me see that price of supply will be lower from illegal sources; if there's no premium for risk, why take it?

ontheotherhand said...

Well, presumably I could get bootleg alcohol for a lower price, but it's just not worth the:
- hassle of finding who to get it from who has imported it or made it illegally and make a special arrangement to buy it when I can wander down to the shops on a whim and select from vast choice

- risk of getting something that has been tampered with or has meths in it by mistake. I want a brand that I trust that is governed by prevailing production quality standards.

I could make alcohol myself. It is illegal to distil, but not to use fractional freezing. But as demonstrated by the $1,500 sandwich man, it is not worth the bother https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/sep/23/1500-sandwich-from-scratch-andy-george-youtube-food-supply-chain