Article by David Clement, Leafly News
Saying that Canada’s cannabis rollout has been a rocky road would be a huge understatement. Since Oct. 2018, consumers have been faced with limited access, supply shortages, and steep prices.
And, while all levels of government seem to be attempting to address and accommodate access and supply problems, one issue that has not been properly addressed, however; is price transparency and price competition.
Black market prices are around $3, nearly 50%, cheaper per gram when compared to legal cannabis, according to Statistics Canada. Because of poor access, and high prices, one-third of all cannabis consumers purchase cannabis illegally and avoid the legal market altogether.