These illegal outfits have exploited delays that have plagued the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) since legalization of recreational marijuana arrived on Oct. 17, offering a more convenient and affordable alternative.
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One advocate points to Washington state, where less-regulated medical dispensaries are more popular than highly restricted recreational stores five years after legalization.
Those in the weed business have discovered that the black market is still more profitable in many ways than the newly legal industry.
Whether you’re a medical or recreational cannabis user, things are getting pricey out there.
From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen significant changes in recent years and, no doubt, will see more as the country hurtles toward a new world of legalization next summer.
Producers say plain packaging would be a ‘disservice’ to customers.
You can score weed for about $200 an ounce in Oregon, where it's legal, but is some states, you'll pay nearly twice as much. Is yours one of them?
Many medical marijuana patients in Canada are struggling to buy pot under current laws and are turning to the black market, a University of British Columbia study has found.
Washington legalized marijuana more than two years ago, but in much of the state, there's still no place to get the sanctioned stuff
A year into the nation's experiment with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference many feared, but with competition from medical marijuana or even outright black market sales.