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Illegal pot still a source for four in 10 cannabis users, Stats Can survey shows

OTTAWA—Six months after Canada legalized marijuana for recreational use more than 40 per cent of Canadians who said they used pot still bought it from illegal sources, a new Statistics Canada report shows.

The agency issued results from its latest National Cannabis Survey Thursday, which it is conducting every three months to get a sense of cannabis use after Canada legalized recreational pot in October 2018.

The federal Liberals made legalizing pot a campaign promise in 2015, citing a desire to take it out of the hands of the black market, as well as find better ways to keep it out of the hands of kids.

READ MORE HERE: www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/08/15/men-twice-as-likely-to-smoke-pot-as-women-statistics-canada-says.html

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