A police officer and Odd Squad member says a new BC study touting the legalization of pot may help the bottom line but won't hurt dealers.
Doug Spencer says he appreciates that the experts who wrote the report are looking for a solution to drug related violence - but says calling for the taxation of legal marijuana is the wrong approach.
"They're all trying to do what they can but they gotta just come to the realization that to legalize marijuana you are not going to slow down gangs one bit"
Spencer says with, or without, dealing pot gangs will be just as dangerous.
The Stop the Violence BC report says tax from government regulated pot could be worth half a billion dollars a year to to the province.