The Medical Cannabis Compromise legislation is nothing short of economic fascism. When the government wants to control an entire sector of the economy, as the Utah State Legislature is attempting to do — there is a term for this which is much more serious that “cronyism”. The church leadership through the state is working to create nothing short of a fascistic monopoly.
The “central Fill” concept, which is unlike anything found in any state’s medical cannabis legislation, would essentially give the state the power to choose winners and losers, and have complete control of the medical cannabis market, which will likely become a $400 million dollar industry in Utah within five years.
Our founding fathers warned us of this type of tyrannical government overreach, this type of legislation ignores the reasons why the Mormon Pioneers settled in this valley: for economic freedom and freedom from tyrannical power. Economic freedom should be an ideal of politicians who call themselves Republicans instead they are attempting economic tyranny and fascism and we should not be afraid to call it what it is.
For a more in-depth examination of all of the measures which make this compromise bill a Fascistic Monopoly, please see our previous story on the central fill.