Inside Dope


The current issue of Forbes has an interesting story about Canada's marijuana business that's remarkable for its lack of anti-drug cant, especially given the views of the magazine's editor-in-chief. (During his 2000 presidential campaign, Steve Forbes declared that "drugs are wrong because they destroy the body, enslave the soul, and take away people's freedom to think and choose for themselves.") The online blurb for the story reads, "Canada's dirty, well-lit marijuana trade is rich, expanding–and unstoppable." The article ends by quoting the Vancouver police department's head of narcotics enforcement: "If it wasn't for U.S. pressure, we'd just regulate this….You could give me a hundred people, and it wouldn't make a difference."

[Thanks to Thomas Roberts for the link.]