As the cannabis sector sets its sights on the still-thriving illicit market, many critics noticed unlicensed cannabis is a lot more illegal for some people (particularly Black and Indigenous people) than it is for, say, Bonify or CannTrust.
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- Journalist Amanda Siebert said little of the $274M the federal government earmarked for cannabis enforcement was spent on licensed companies that broke cannabis laws.
- After nearly 20 years, the Ontario Provincial Police and Canadian Border Services Agency finally arrested an American man charged with growing 200 plants in Northern Ontario in 2001.
Celebrity litigator Marie Henein–currently representing shareholders in a class-action suit against CannTrust–described prohibition of one of the means by which “the state weaponizes an unjust criminal justice system.”
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