Selling weed in Canada is about to become a reality, with recreational legalization scheduled for the summer of 2018 the hope is to bring a large black market commodity into the fold of legalization and regulation. The ambitious goal is a worthy one after so many years of failed prohibition. Legalization makes sense on so many levels, whether that is viewed from an economic standpoint (large increase of tax revenue and small business creation), a legal one (reduced organized crime by taking the market away from them), or a health perspective (there are valid medical uses for weed like PTSD treatment). Arguments will be made out of fear of abuse or adolescent use but the best way to combat these issues is through regulation and education. Keeping the industry in a state of prohibition has done nothing to combat these issues and only furthered the profits of organized crime on the black market.