Dan Sutton is the Founder and Managing Director of Tantalus Labs, a BC-based late stage licensed producer applicant, and founder of North America’s first purpose-built, cannabis-tailored greenhouse. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Dan has worked in teams developing innovative technologies for a diverse range of sectors, from high field magnetics to nuclear fuel. Dan exudes enthusiasm around sustainability, technology, and the #Sungrown cannabis movement. He was named to the Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Cannabis by Marijuana Venture Magazine in 2016.
There are many who ascribe the value of a sin tax to non-medical cannabis use. The argument for high taxation levels is to increase government revenues and discourage the use of an inebriating substance. Proponents of this argument might go as far as to say the more tax the better. This creates a problematic externality.
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