The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a textbook example of doublespeak, in which “free trade” means two different concepts (managed trade and actual free trade) and thus narrows the range of thought. For if the TPP is identified with free trade, no one will seriously ask whether staying out of the TPP will result in a lack of free trade.
With Canada now in the TPP, the question for many of us is how will
this impact the cannabis growers, extraction crews, and dispensary and
compassion club owners of Canada?
The answer is: it won’t, at least not right away.
The TPP is free trade for those already in power, it will make the
Licensed Producer business potentially more lucrative, as well as making
it easier for cannabis industries from abroad to do business in Canada.