CannabisGovernment Legalization | Online Weed Shop

August 28, 2019

Since last fall when cannabis was legalized, there have been many dispensaries or online weed shop around the country being shut down so that the government can come into the market with minimal competition. Unlike the states, nearly all Canadas licenced cannabis dispensaries are now run by the government.

With high tax pricing and limited quantities of good quality products. It’s no wonder people still lean towards non-licenced suppliers as a reliable source. A lot of the LP’s that are growing large scale operations for the government stores are still trying to figure out the ropes when it comes to growing. They seem to have a lot of money but minimal knowledge in the industry.

Pricing In The Future.

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In the States, the prices of weed shop started around a typical price of about 10 dollars a gram. Because of an influx of new growers jumping into the legal market, which slowly became over saturated. This ended in people getting very competitive with their pricing and letting their product go at a much cheaper price.

Some prices around the states can be seen as low as 3 dollars per gram now! The market in the States is run by supply and demand. Which is not the case here in Canada.

In Canada, the government has total control of the market. This allows them to keep their weed shop products at a neutral wage and not have to compete with opposing sellers trying to take their sales. This is great for the government. But not so good for the consumers in Canada.

With the government’s taxes they charge on all their products it allows them to have a great profit margin even when they are not the direct sellers. With that being said you would think they would not have such a tight grip on the market and allow people to sell a bit more freely as long as they are abiding by tax regulations.

 

 

Provincial Tax Regulations

 

PROVINCE                                 RATE TYPE       PST            GST            TOTAL

Alberta

GST

0%

5%

5%

British Columbia (BC)

GST+PST

7%

5%

12%

Manitoba

GST+PST

8%

5%

13%

New-Brunswick

HST

10%

5%

15%

Newfoundland and Labrador

HST

10%

5%

15%

Northwest Territories

GST

0%

5%

5%

Nova Scotia

HST

10%

5%

15%

Nunavut

GST

0%

5%

5%

Ontario

HST

8%

5%

13%

Prince Edward Island (PEI)

HST

10%

5%

15%

Québec

GST + QST

9.975%

5%

14.975%

Saskatchewan

GST + PST

6%

5%

11%

Yukon

GST

0%

5%

5%

 

“Government is in the driver’s seat in this industry. Regulators determine what price retailers pay for their cannabis stock—and regulators don’t want to kill the goose that laid the golden egg.”

We don’t see any massive drops in Cannabis pricing anytime in the near future. At least not as long as the government still has its grip wrapped around the whole market.

 

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The government makes the choice of:

 

  • Who gets to grow marijuana :

Jumping through all the hoops to be eligible to qualify for being a Licensed producer for the government can be EXTREMELY hard.  The amount of rules and regulations they have for your typical grower to comply with is totally ridiculous in our opinion. Not only does it take an extensive amount of work, but it also costs an enormous amount of money. Which is just not realistic for the average person.

Even to get into the market of growing as a Micro grower is not much easier or cheaper than trying to be an LP for the government. This really makes no sense why they would regulate the Micro growers as well. The point of coming out with Micro grow operations was supposed to be to have your average grower in the old black market, still be able to come into the new legal government-run market and bring with them their expertise on quality products.

 

  • who gets to sell marijuana :

Trying to get a License to sell marijuana in Canada has proven to be an even tougher task than getting the approval to grow it. They have only recently started giving out very few licenses to sell for the government. If you want to sell online you are only able to sell in the province your store resides in. Some provinces you cannot even apply to sell online yet, such as BC.

 

 What Legalization Should Look Like

smoking pot online weed shopAt Nobadhaze weed shop we have our own idea of what we think a perfect world of legalization would look like, and it is a lot happier place than this government monopoly they have decided to put upon us.

Why is it that people must be so regulated to grow a plant that the government has decided to be ok to smoke and consume? Why are we not allowed to grow our own fields of pot or put up a massive greenhouse to supply ourselves and our families for a year? Its because the government always looks out for their personal interests. It’s about them getting rich first and foremost.

In a perfect world, we would like to see people being able to grow weed without insane regulations. Why restrict people to 4 plants? We can grow vegetables, but we still buy them from the grocery store. There would still be a market for marijuana.

Allow people to enter the cannabis industry without having to put out the insane amounts of money it cost to do so! Starting a micro licence application depending on the size of your operation; could easily end up costing you upwards of $500,000.

People who have been in the industry for years have a lot to offer.

We feel there should be craft licencing allowing anyone to grow and sell their products to the government as long as your grow space passes a few safety restrictions, like electricity and fire-stopping up to code for your jurisdiction. Make sure their product can pass a few health tests to assure its safety and there should be no issues.

There should be no carry limits and fines for having marijuana in packages open in your car or in bags not given by government stores. As long as the person driving is not impaired they should not have any penalties.

Why is it we are allowed to go to the liquor store and buy enough alcohol to poison a party of 50 people but buying over the legal carry limit for a plant that has never hurt anyone can land you fines of hundreds of dollars.

I guess you could say we do not agree with a lot of the terms on the legalization of marijuana and we know we’re not the only ones. We hope that one day soon maybe your average Canadian citizen will be able to reap some of the rewards that the cannabis business has to offer, and not just see it as another government money grab benefiting only the rich.

 

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