Cannabis licensing smacks of scam

Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“If government claims it will finally allow you — after you buy a license — to do something you’ve always had a natural human right to do, but makes the rules for getting the license so burdensome, complex, annoying, and expensive that few will jump through the hoops, what was really accomplished? Was your freedom increased or was it a scam? The New Mexico cannabis business licensing scheme looks like one such example to me. … These types of programs allow government officials to claim they’ve given you an opportunity, and it’s your fault if you don’t follow through. Of course, if you dare exercise your right without the license, they’ll call you a criminal and use government violence against you. What a racket.” (10/13/21)