Insight: Why Canada’s pot legalization won’t stop black-market sales

Various-sized joints for sale are pictured at the annual 4/20 marijuana event at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Redmond/Files

TORONTO (Reuters) – Jake Rowinski, a 20-year-old University of Toronto student, buys marijuana every week from one of the many self-described “medical” dispensaries in downtown Toronto. The illegal store sells openly to customers ranging from budget-minded recreational users like Rowinski to silver-haired grandmothers treating legitimate ailments. “Nobody really cares at this point,” Rowinski said outside […]

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