Profits and perils of the new Canadian pot economy: Don Pittis

Euphoria over the future of legal recreational marijuana could end in tears
CBC News (Canada)
Monday, June 25, 2018

Legalization is creating a whole new industry — perhaps a whole new economy. But even as pot generates new jobs and new companies and new stock market earnings, in both business and society as a whole there are plenty of potential pitfalls and many uncertainties. Will an increase in the use of pot caused by its legalization encourage a burst of national creativity, as some studies have suggested? The results of scientific studies vary widely. As critics have warned, will legalization create a society plagued with the kind of soma-like apathy and lethargy that Huxley feared? (See also: Pot companies on hiring spree ahead of lucrative legal market | 10 Canadian marijuana stocks for your portfolio)