Big Tobacco Claims the Govt. is Playing Favourites With Cannabis Companies

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Big Tobacco Claims the Govt. is Playing Favourites With Cannabis Companies

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It is perhaps an overstatement to say that Big Tobacco is unhappy with weed becoming legal — after all, they claim that marijuana isn’t a substance that can act as a substitute for tobacco consumption. But tobacco firms are certainly peeved by the way the government is going about the legalization process.

“We do not understand why the same principle, of a low tax for marijuana, is not being applied to tobacco,” said Jorge Araya, President of Imperial Tobacco Canada.

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