Critics Say Sticker Shock at Cannabis Prices Will Push Customers Back to the Black Market

Statistics Canada says legal buyers paid $9.70 for cannabis compared to $6.51 on the black market. Matt Daisley said his first visit to a legal cannabis retail outlet in St. Catharines, Ont. this week ended without a purchase after he heard the prices and almost had a heart attack. “I knew immediately that I would not leave the black market,” he said. “There’s no chance.” The 60-year-old is a longtime cannabis user and visited The…

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Author: Dan Taekema, CBC News