The best way that we can thwart the gangs is to legalize and regulate their industries, like drugs. This forces them to become legit, like booze-makers, or it pushes them out of the industry.
But Canadians, being the media-addled nincompoops that they are, continue to believe whatever cops say, stay home in droves on election day, and those that do vote elect prohibitionist hacks who keep saying the cure for the problems caused by prohibition is even more prohibition. We are reaping as we have sown.
Federally Licensed Medical Marijuana User
Patients Against Ignorance and Discrimination on Cannabis