Statement on Marijuana Selling
The Trillium Party understands that small business is the backbone of Ontario’s economy. We know that small business creates 75 to 80% of all jobs in Ontario. If small business thrives – Ontario thrives.
We are strongly opposed to the governments plan to sell legal marijuana through a large single desk LCBO type government monopoly agency.
We strongly support selling legal marijuana through regulated independent small business outlets. This will be competitive and it will be effective, efficient and the lowest cost service to consumers. And it will be safe because it will be regulated.
The competition that comes from a free market economy will encourage consumers to use safe regulated marijuana because it will be the lowest cost. This lowest price will provide the maximum competition for the illegal sellers of unregulated unsafe marijuana. It will be safer for consumers.