Canada: Hells Angels Members Protest Legalization of Marijuana

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OTTAWA | As Canada’s newly elected Liberal government is on the verge of legalizing marijuana, thousands of Hells Angels members have taken the Parliament by storm yesterday to protest the new proposition.

The legalization of marijuana could cost the organized crime hundreds of thousands of jobs, believes the spokesman for the Canadian chapter of the Hells Angels, Jean-Roch Fournier.

“We estimate that Prime minister Justin Trudeau’s radical proposition to legalize marijuana could cost us over a hundred thousand jobs” says the former lawyer. “From growing operations, to trimming, packaging, transportation and selling, this new legislature will threaten the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers” he warns.

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Newly elected Prime minister Justin Trudeau’s proposition to legalize marijuana has enraged members of the Canadian chapter of the Hells Angels who believe legalization could destroy “hundreds of thousands of Canadian jobs”

A multi-billion dollar industry

The legalization of marijuana could bring in between 5 to 12 billion dollars to the Canadian economy each year, reveals a recent 2014 joint study by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.

“Our research suggests more than 7,366,000 people in Canada use pot and we estimate the Canadian pot industry is worth between $5 billion and $12 billion a year, depending on suggested prices” explains Economics professor, Zahir Mahalik.

“Our study evaluated not only the legalization of cannabis on a recreational use basis but also for its inherit potential in the medical and pharmaceutical business, which explains the high numbers” he acknowledged. “It is obvious the legalization of marijuana will cause major profit losses to organized crime organizations nation-wide” he told local reporters.

A massive blow to organized crime

Many members of organized crime fear they will lose their way of life if legalization is implemented.

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Gino Ouellet, Hells Angels member for 36 years, fears legalization could put him out of work

“I’ve been selling weed since I’m 12 years old” admits Gino Ouellet, aged 56 and Hells Angels member for the past 36 years. “Do you think I’m going to want to go work at Wal-Mart or McDonalds at minimal wage? I don’t think so” he told reporters.

“Who’s going to want to give me a job? I’ve got tattoos all over my body and all over my face” asks another protester, Bob Wilkinson, condemned in 1977 for triple homicide. “It’s not the job of the federal government to regulate illegal drugs, they should take care of their own business and leave that to us” he argues.

If marijuana were legalized in Canada, it would be a first among developed nations. In the US, four states and Washington, DC, have legalized pot, but it is still illegal at the federal level.

1 Comment on "Canada: Hells Angels Members Protest Legalization of Marijuana"

  1. I’d rather buy from the hells angels than Monsanto any day. You have a choice between buying from crooks that have evaded the law to supply what you need and created some pretty fire strains or crooks that are trying to genetically modify the plant and own it forever taking away its medicinal properties and making money off it by monopolizing it. HA have tried stomping out other growers too, but atleast they arn’t messing with the plants dna. Screw it just grow illegally and keep your non Tom seeds safe from their gmo garbage pollen.

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