Cannabis Black Market Will Thrive Until Small Pot Growers and Sellers Are Included, Advocates Say

One advocate points to Washington state, where less-regulated medical dispensaries are more popular than highly restricted recreational stores five years after legalization.

A short drive away from British Columbia’s first and only legal marijuana store, Bill Semeniuk inhaled deeply from a joint outside an illegal cannabis dispensary.

The dispensary, Canadian Safe Cannabis Services, has been open in Kamloops for the better part of a decade, and Semeniuk doesn’t plan to switch to the swanky government-run shop — regardless of its legality.

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