Practically half of Canadian cannabis shoppers acquire their weed illegally, reveals Statistics Canada’s National Cannabis Survey released Thursday (Aug. 15). Ten months just after the nation legalized recreational marijuana, 42% of these who partake admitted to acquiring at least some of their pot from an illegal supply, such as a drug dealer.

Legalizing the drug has not but eliminated the black industry, in component due to the fact the quantity of legal shops is increasing gradually. The federal government imposes onerous registration procedures on these shops only not too long ago has the government reassessed them in an try to ease the “licensing bottleneck.” Other would-be shop owners point out that it is challenging to enter the legal industry by means of what they say is an ‘unfair’ lottery method. The legal shops that do exist regularly fail to meet customer demand.

In the final quarter of 2018, 79% of transactions have been performed on the black industry, according to Statistics Canada.

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