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CBSA Report Blames Illegal Pot Imports on Supply Shortages, Organized Crime

(Catharine Tunney – CBC News)

The advent of legal recreational marijuana in Canada hasn’t done much to stop people from trying to sneak the drug over the border — and supply shortages might be to blame, according to an internal report from the Canada Border Services Agency.

The agency’s year-end drug analysis report says officers continued to seize large quantities of dried marijuana even after Canada legalized recreational use in October.

“This is likely partly due to domestic supply shortages,” notes the intelligence assessment, obtained under access to information. “Post-legalization marijuana volumes are rising relative to pre-legalization and 2017 figures.” Click here to read more.