From Pot holes to Pot Growing – Montreal is set to become the Marijuana Capital of Canada. Will it take the “Big Smoke” nickname from Toronto?
For years Montreal’s Olympic Stadium has been sitting empty and costing taxpayers $ millions in maintenance costs. Studies showed that it would cost almost as much to tear it down as it did to build it. Now Prime Minister Trudeau has approved a plan to convert it to the world’s biggest Marijuana grow-op.
It is estimated that the legal marijuana industry in Canada could exceed $22 Billion.
The potential capacity of the “Big O” could supply half of the market. This type of revenue could make Montreal a tax free city and cause a huge boom in the economy.
Trudeau insiders say he agreed to the plan because Quebec has the most potential new votes for his liberal government in the next election. It would also be key to keeping the province of Quebec in Canada. With that kind of wealth they would be able to maintain their culture.
Approving the plan now will allow the site to be in production when the Trudeau government legalizes marijuana later this year. It is not clear who will be running the operation but indications are it will be handed over to contractors currently doing construction work for the city.
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