Black market, supply chain issues will improve as legal weed market matures, says Blair
By Jolson LimJan. 16, 2019
Minister Bill Blair talks about the federal government's goals for cannabis policy in 2019, draft regulations on edibles, privacy concerns, and expungement.
Organized Crime Reduction and Border Security Minister Bill Blair speaks to reporters in the House foyer on Oct. 14, three days before recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The federal minister responsible for the legal cannabis system in Canada says the black market will continue to shrink in 2019 as the legal cannabis market matures.
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