Weed Has Only Been Legal in Canada for a Week and Crackdowns Have Already Begun

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. It’s been less than a week since recreational weed became legal in Canada and already Canadians are starting to see a crackdown on black and gray market businesses, as well as consumers breaking the rules.

The federal government stated that one of its major goals in regulation cannabis is to wipe out the black market. To boot, the Cannabis Act has introduced severe punishments—including up to 14 years of jail time for people who sell weed...


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