Nearly half of Canadian hashish shoppers buy their weed illegally, reveals Statistics Canada’s National Cannabis Survey launched Thursday (Aug. 15). Ten months after the nation legalized leisure marijuana, 42% of those that partake admitted to shopping for a minimum of a few of their pot from an unlawful supply, akin to a drug vendor.
Legalizing the drug has not but eradicated the black market, partially as a result of the variety of authorized outlets is rising slowly. The federal authorities imposes onerous registration procedures on these outlets; solely just lately has the federal government reassessed them in an try to ease the “licensing bottleneck.” Other would-be store house owners level out that it’s troublesome to enter the authorized market by way of what they are saying is an ‘unfair’ lottery system. The authorized outlets that do exist persistently fail to meet shopper demand.
In the final quarter of 2018, 79% of transactions have been finished on the black market, in accordance to Statistics Canada.
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