Will Quebec’s black market stymie marijuana business ventures?


Published: 30May2018

A vote on the federal government’s cannabis bill, C-45, is scheduled in the Senate for June 7 — bringing the country closer to legalization.

In the midst of this, experts such as Professor Ken Lester are weighing in about whether legalized marijuana can thrive in Quebec where the black market is known to be pervasive.  

“Quebec has some of the biggest smokers in the world and yet, unlike in Ontario or B.C., you barely see any dispensaries or shops,” says Professor Lester.

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