Battle on to get scraps of pot revenue; don’t hold breath

You have brought a smile to my face with that front page article authored by Robert Barron.

You have brought a smile to my face with that front page article authored by Robert Barron.

Now the battle is on for what “orts” that the governments are likely to have left over, after they have found a way to squeeze as much as they can from good old pot.

After years of squandering million upon millions of taxpayers’ money — narc squads with all the paraphernalia, police forces doing mass burnings of the weed when found, etc. — we now see a government concocting ways to reap money off the growers and retailers. What a bunch of hypocrites, protecting the public from itself in case we do harm to ourselves?

More likely did we leave any loopholes? As for the cities getting even a nickel, do not hold you breath. What have you lot done to expect such largesse?

Will any clothing manufactured from the stems be taxed?

Editor, you have not seen anything like this. Think of that movie entitled Greed; this subject is like a re-run on the television.

 

George Manners

Cowichan Bay