Drugs

Canadian Pot Dealers Are Freaking Out About Legalization

Legalization is going to put a lot of casual Canadian weed dealers out of business. We asked them how they are going to transition out of the black market.
June 7, 2016, 6:10pm

The dream kitchen of a Vancouver pot entrepreneur. Screenshot via Youtube

This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.

From Liberal Party insiders to pharmacists, many Canadians stand to gain from the legalization of pot. But one group of hardworking entrepreneurs is posed to be left in the cold when the $5 billion [$4 billion USD] recreational pot market goes above ground: your everyday weed dealers.

And there isn't likely to be a federally supported job transition program for the many, many people who depend on a steady stream of potheads to pay the rent.

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