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Feds have room to move on fully eradicating the cannabis black market

By Michael Boudreau, Sarah Hamill      

Given the supply and access issues which have plagued the first year of legal sales, it is no surprise that the black market continues to thrive.

One issue that needs to be addressed quickly is the provinces’ struggle to secure an ample supply of high-grade cannabis, write Michael Boudreau and Sarah Hamill. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay/Michael Moriarty

One of the central goals of the federal government in legalizing recreational cannabis was the elimination of the black market for cannabis. The ambition of this goal is now becoming clear. Statistics Canada recently reported that 42 per cent of Canadians purchase some of their cannabis from illegal sources.

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