California introduces new bill to cut state cannabis tax

California is taking the right approach. The only way to fight the illicit market is to make the legal one cheaper.

By lowering the excise tax and postponing the cultivation tax, it will lower the overall price for consumers at the register, which will also reduce the differential between illicit and legal prices,” Whitney said in a statement. “Reducing this gap is critical to making the legal market more competitive against the illicit market and more attractive for consumers.

Ontario cannabis store reveals boring logo

Fowler is right, regardless of branding costs, the government needed a safe, people-agnostic logo. That’s exactly what they got.

John Fowler, CEO and Founder of Supreme Cannabis, agrees with the second group, saying that the branding and logo provided by the LCBO is deliberately simplistic. He compares it to the LCBO’s own logo, and says that in five years Canadians may be referring to the “OCS” with the same brand recognition they currently have for the provincial liquor agency.

Doug Ford Should Be Ontario’s Next Premier

Playing the pro-cannabis card is so hot right now, I am baffled Wynne still hasn’t accepted that opposing is a losing battle. Doug Ford can win on this agenda alone.

Via Chris Selley at The National Post:

Ford simply mooted the idea of people other than government employees selling an intoxicant. That’s precisely the agenda Wynne has been pursuing with frankly surprising enthusiasm on alcohol, which is a much more damaging intoxicant that’s now available at quite a few grocery stores. And she’s marketing herself as the serious option? She has never looked more like a fraud, and while I’m sure it will play well with the unions and the Presbyterian set, it certainly won’t help rally the younger voters she needs to coalesce around her party. Millennial Ontarians might dig statism as a general concept, but they also seem quite attached to the marijuana dispensaries that Wynne promises to put out of business for the sake of the children.