Canada: Hells Angels sue government for $2 billion revenue loss over legalization of marijuana

The Hells Angels chapter of the province of Quebec has filed a lawsuit against the attorney general of Quebec, seeking more than $2 billion in potential loss of revenue that legalization of marijuana will cost the biker organization.

The illegal production and consumption of non-medical cannabis was worth about $400 million last year in the province of Quebec alone, according to a Statistics Canada analysis of the underground economy.

“We estimate that Prime minister Justin Trudeau’s radical action of legalizing marijuana could cost my client’s organization a potential loss of $2 billion dollars in the next decade,” acknowledged Hells Angels’ lawyer, Brandon Tuggs.

“From growing operations to trimming, packaging, transportation, and selling, this new legislation will threaten the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers” he warns.

Prime minister Justin Trudeau’s nationwide legalization of marijuana on October 17 has enraged members of the Quebec chapter of the Hells Angels who believe legalization could destroy “hundreds of thousands of Canadian jobs”

“Many members of our organization fear they will lose their way of life if legalization is sustained,” said Quebec Hells Angels’ spokesman, Jean-Roch Fournier.

“I’ve been selling weed since I’m 12 years old” admits Gino Ouellet, 56, a Hells Angels member for the past 36 years.

“Do you think I’m going to want to go work at Walmart or McDonald’s 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 HA member, Gaetan ‘Lucky 3’ Leclerc, 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.

Canada is the first country among developed nations to legalize marijuana.

In the United States, a number of states have currently legalized or decriminalized marijuana, but it is still illegal at the federal level.

4 Comments on "Canada: Hells Angels sue government for $2 billion revenue loss over legalization of marijuana"

  1. Nothing will change that much.

  2. Sometimes, the things that governments do aren’t so good for criminals. This is just one of those times. Look on the bright side. There are plenty of other drugs out there. Sell those, and for God’s sake, try and stay out of jail. It’s much more fun being free!

  3. James Halstrum | November 5, 2015 at 12:49 am | Reply

    Self designed failure was, is and always will be a human right + self designed success is also a human right = IT’S A CHOICE = Choose wisely, It’s your future…= what is the cost??? OC knows there are a number of citizens who want to self destruct and OC will, as always, provide the services and products that will allow them to attain their goals. OC = Organized Crime + in bed with desperate governments, GLOBALLY.

  4. What a bunch of idiots . I thought it was illegal to be part of an organized crime group like the hells angels and here they are prancing around with their flaming death skull protesting the legalization of marijuana admitting they are a illegal organized crime group . Its too bad the government didnt arrest them under Bill 51 for protesting . Free the weed , the hells angels want to drive the price up as well as mixing other drugs like fentanyl in marijuana .

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