Cannabis News Box

15 months post-legalization, millions of Ontarians still living in “red zone” areas

15 months post-legalization, millions of Ontarians still living in “red zone” areas

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 21, 2020

Ontario might have already legalized cannabis for recreational purposes, but not everyone has access to legal bud just yet. The second-largest province in Canada, which is home to 2.8 million people, comprises numerous communities that have opted out of retail cannabis sales. In fact, approximately a...

Canada’s cannabis industry contributed $8.26 billion to country’s GDP as of July

Canada’s cannabis industry contributed $8.26 billion to country’s GDP as of July

October 17, 2019

This month, Statistics Canada released information detailing the economic influence that legalization has had on Canada’s economy. By July 2019, a whopping $8.26 billion was contributed to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) from legal cannabis sales. This is a noticeable increase from the $...

Canada’s illicit cannabis market has shrunk 21 percent since legalization

Canada’s illicit cannabis market has shrunk 21 percent since legalization

September 23, 2019

Fresh data from Statistics Canada has painted a pretty insightful picture of the positive repercussions associated with December's passing of the Cannabis Act.  Based on data released by analysts in Statistics Canada's second-quarter financial report, the North American country's black market is being...

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