From people I’ve talked to over the past year who partake, the majority are still buying off the same folk they did as before but are now growing their allotment of 4 plants as well. The pot shops are only in the major cities so not accessible for many and the government owned online shops are not that popular because your name is recorded and the product is not that strong, neither being popular. If at 8 pm you get the urge to fire up the bong and are out of weed, which are you going to do, drive a couple of hours to the city? Order online? Nope, you’re going to find someone local holding, the critics warned of that, but that was never addressed because Justin was peddling a pipe dream with silver linings and the masses lapped it up.My view was that people will stick to criminal suppliers who undercut the local weed store, just like bootleg tobacco. Was not a big argument to legalize was that it would end the criminal trade?
True that Justin and his government used the -legalization will kill the criminal trade -spiel, but at the same time the plod said not a chance, but hey, Trudeau knows more than professional law enforcement. The two things that many predicted never came to fruition, that being crime going up and masses of stoners wandering about like zombies. The drug fuelled crimes are still being done by meth heads, potheads haven’t even caused a blip, and the vast majority of those under the influence in public are drunks as per norm from what I can see firsthand.