Why Toronto’s Cannabis ‘Grey Market’ ‘Ain’t Going Nowhere’ as Legalization Looms

From 60% to 70% of the recreational market will remain underground, expert says

They’ve been raided, warned and put on notice. But as legalization looms, players who describe themselves as part of Toronto’s cannabis “grey market” say they simply aren’t going anywhere.

“I will carve out a space if one isn’t made for me,” lounge owner Abi Roach said.

The 39-year-old is one of many in the industry who suddenly find themselves locked out of the market they cultivated in the shadows for decades. Many dispensary owners and lounge operators say they’re part of a grey market, not a black market, because they say their status under the law is murky and ambiguous.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.