Article by Ben Cousins, CTV News
A new survey suggests legal cannabis storefronts are making inroads when it comes to Canada’s consumption of the drug.
The Canadian Cannabis Survey, released on Monday, shows that 41 per cent of Canadian cannabis users are typically choosing legal cannabis storefronts to purchase the product, an increase from just 24 per cent in 2019.
Meanwhile, fewer Canadians are choosing dealers and illegal storefronts, according to the results. However, the survey does note that this decrease may have been in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The survey also showed that 70 per cent of Canadians who used cannabis in the last year rarely or never obtained cannabis through illegal means, with the price and safety of the product coming in as the top factors for why they chose to go the legal route.