Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce calculated in a report this week that in the next two years, Canadians will consume 800,000 kilograms of cannabis, the vast majority of which will be for recreational use.

I predict that many will try pot for the first time and decide that it is not for them or that it will be an infrequent activity. I also predict that many will find pot to be an excellent alternative to some prescribed pharmaceuticals.

I am reminded of something my daughter once said, “dad, I never heard of a husband beating his wife after smoking pot”. My daughter is wise.