Canada’s legal weed struggles to light up as smokers stick to black market


Six months after legalisation, licensed producers are unable to keep up with the demand or quality of neighborhood dealers
When Melissa, a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, went to one of Canada’s first government cannabis stores, she wasn’t impressed. “You can’t look at what they have. You can’t smell the product,” she said. “It’s too expensive.” And so she, like tens of thousand of other Canadians, went back to their old habits: buying from neighbourhood dealers.

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