The Canadian government is investing 1.3 billion (for perspective our government deficit is 20 billion give or take so it is a lot of money) to help spur commercial medical marijuana industry. This move is to improve and standardized the quality of medical marijuana available to Canadians, these new companies will be certified by Health Canada and the RCMP where they must meet minimum security and quality standards. Up until this point medical marijuana was grown by patients themselves but often resulted in poor quality weed or it appearing in the black market. This will also legalize imports form the Netherlands.
From the CBC
I think you can support this no matter what ideology you are. Would you support a similar scheme in America? If so how much would you invest?