As many as 33 American states and several European countries are looking to legalize recreational cannabis. Canada’s experience has lessons for them about how best to sell cannabis.
If the goal of cannabis legalization was to protect public health and safety, education and awareness campaigns must normalize safe cannabis use, not stop cannabis consumption.
The British think tank Transform has given Canada high marks for its cannabis legalization efforts. But it also delved into areas that still need work, including social equity issues like amnesty.
Québec government policy is working against the objectives of cannabis legalization.
Cannabis was legalized in Canada one year ago but we know little about the effects of parents using it in front of their children.
After cannabis was legalized in Canada last year, we saw increasing supplies, stores and sales. Next comes edibles, vapes and more emphasis on price and quality.
Illegal cannabis products still dominate the market. But a fanciful election promise has become mainstream reality.
Federal officials have repeatedly claimed cannabis supplies are sufficient. But their own data suggest otherwise.
With cannabis, governments must balance taxing legal sales versus competing with illegal ones.
Government data outline what’s popular with Canadian cannabis shoppers. Among other things, they prefer smoke-able cannabis, high-quality products and in-store shopping.