Main | Monday, October 01, 2007

Wait, Did I Just Say That Out Loud?

One interesting ramification of the recent strength of the Canadian dollar is that marijuana exports to the United States are on the decline. Exporters of the famous "B.C. Bud", one of British Columbia's largest industries, now profit much less when selling stateside. In the plus column, the decline of the American market means more supply for stoner Canadians, who have the highest rate of marijuana use in the industrialized world, according to a July study from the United Nations. (That has got to play into Canada's famous "so what?" mentality.)

In an unrelated drug story, the mayor of Amsterdam has proposed a three-day waiting period for the purchase of hallucinogenic mushrooms, partially because of tourists freaking out in the Van Gogh Museum.

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