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By: Samuel Kirz

Marijuana is legal in the great state of Washington. To find out how this new law will impact the pot industry in British Columbia, I spoke with a person whose livelihood is dependent on the drug trade — namely, a drug dealer. The drug dealer will remain anonymous for reasons too obvious to enumerate.

Samuel Kirz: Some speculate that the marijuana business contributes approximately $6 billion to the economy of British Columbia annually, and that B.C. produces 40% of all marijuana consumed in Canada. Are these numbers accurate?

Drug Dealer: I don’t think that there’s a person in the government, or on my side of things, who could accurately estimate the amount of money pot generates. Forty percent of domestic production? Maybe. Nobody knows. I do know that the second largest hydroponic weed-producing province is Ontario, and it’s not even close to the scale that we have…

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