The problem is pot stigma, not the “black market.”
Last week’s police raids of marijuana dispensaries in Toronto exposed an important feature of the so-called “war on drugs” in Canada. For years, most Canadians have told pollsters that pot should be legalized or decriminalized. More and more people are recognizing the medical benefits of weed. Our war, then, seems not so much on marijuana as it is on people who have been selling and using it illegally, especially for recreational use.
Pot advocates have warned that the “black market” of presumed gangsters will benefit from the dispensary raids. To me, the “black market” is just another term for the people you bought your weed from before dispensaries.
– Read the entire article at The Star.