Article by Mike O, Cannabis Life Network
A lot has happened since Canada legalized cannabis on Oct. 17 and with shortages being reported as early as Day One of legalization, one of the biggest sticking issues for Canadians across the country was getting their legal cannabis in the first place!
As Canada’s licensed producers struggle to meet demand, there’s no doubt that the legalization roll-out has been a massive gong show- from hour-long line-ups outside retail outlets to government-run cannabis websites crashing to sold-out stock that could take months to replenish.
The sad reality is in the (almost) two weeks since legalization, it is still far easier to get your cannabis from the black market (whether it’s a trusted a dealer or illicit dispensary) than it is from legal sources.
But who’s to blame?
The Licensed Producers
The licensed producers themselves deserve some of the blame, according to Dan Sutton, founder of Tantalus Labs, who pointed out to VICE:
“Most of these guys, they’ve been wearing pinstripe suits their whole career. They’ve never spent any time on a farm and they don’t know shit about agriculture”.