Down on the corner
Apparently, the Canadian government has decided to become a drug dealer.
Meanwhile, a packet of 30 seeds from the federal government will cost $20 and dried pot will cost $5 a gram.
According to the RCMP, the street price of the drug varies from $10 to $25 a gram, Cripps-Prawak said.
“We did not try to be competitive with the black market,” she said. “What we did try to do is establish a price which is reasonable, based on costs associated with the production and implementation of the program.”
The marijuana will come from an underground lab in Flin Flon, Man., where the government is growing the plant for research into its medicinal use.
The ‘underground’ lab part makes it sound pretty shifty, but it’s the truth… the lab is in an abandoned mine. And, “We did not try to be competitive with the black market,” that’s pure gold.