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Jan 6, 2021

ComPol Williams Weighs in on Marijuana Legalization

Chester Williams

That bust is one of many the police make every year. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has himself spearheaded numerous anti-drug operations thus far in his career as an officer. With the cannabis conversation very much alive, what are his thoughts on the legalization of the marijuana trade?

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“I dont think that it is going to have a negative impact because one of the issues we have right now is that many a times these gang members are warring or going at each other over turf for the sale of marijuana.  So if it is that you have a market where they can sell their marijuana legally to a company that is going to process the marijuana and do whatever needs to be done with it then there is a market for all of them, as opposed to them fighting to sell here or fighting to sell there or killing each other out.  I think that it could have some positive impact in terms of them being a part of the industry and perhaps what can also happen is that instead of giving license to plant to big time companies or big time people, we can maybe give license to some of these same young men that they can grow and then they can sell to the companies that are going to engage in the processing of the marijuana.  So I think it can work for them.”


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