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According to Forbes magazine,* marijuana is “Canadas most valuable agricultural product — bigger than wheat, cattle or timber.” Bud Inc. gives us an inside look at this thriving homegrown industry.

Although the cultivation and selling of marijuana remains illegal in Canada, it is already big business, especially in British Columbia. Law enforcement officials estimate that the annual wholesale value of B.C. marijuana is now $6 billion, about 5% of the provinces total economy. If these stats are correct, it is B.C.s largest export. Ontario and Quebec are not far behind.

Vancouver journalist Ian Mulgrew has been following the rise of this underground economy for some time, and knows all the key players, political and entrepreneurial. Comparisons to the rum-runners of the Prohibition era are not unfounded. These so-called “pot barons” are all savvy businessmen who have built their empires using tried and true business models.

Cash-strapped governments, pharmaceutical companies and other big businesses are well aware of the potential profits, and Canada has been at the forefront of the global movement to legalize medical marijuana and decriminalize the recreational use of the drug. Estimates vary, but its thought that nearly a million people in Canada could benefit from medicinal marijuana, yet only about a thousand are currently legally authorized to use it. Many feel that marijuana should be grown, regulated and taxed like any other commodity.

Following the evolution of the marijuana trade from rich kids smuggling it in their luggage, to trans-oceanic operations involving tons of dope, to todays thriving multi-billion-dollar domestic industry, Bud Inc. is a fascinating study of real-life supply-and-demand economics.

*November 2003

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About the Author

Award-winning journalist Ian Mulgrew has worked for newspapers and magazines, authored three books and co-authored another. He has also produced and hosted numerous broadcast programs. He is currently the legal affairs columnist for the Vancouver Sun.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679313304
Publisher:
Vintage Canada
Subject:
General Current Events
Author:
Ian Mulgrew
Subject:
General Social Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060926
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
APPROX 20 B/W ON TEXT STOCK
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .9 in .6375 lb

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