ARMSTRONG: Why Canada’s governments need to review their cannabis strategies

Michael Armstrong, Associate Professor of Operations Research in Brock’s Goodman School of Business, had a piece published Wednesday, Oct. 7 in the Globe and Mail about why Canada’s governments need to review their cannabis strategies.

Armstrong writes:

“Data released Friday by Health Canada show that sales volumes of legal cannabis increased 8 per cent in July. Summer sales also demonstrated the importance of a steadily expanding network of bricks-and-mortar retail stores.

That welcome news, along with legalization’s first anniversary next week, make it all the more timely for federal and provincial governments to review their respective cannabis strategies.

July’s strong overall growth was due to dry cannabis sales climbing 14 per cent to 11,387 kilograms. Both recreational (9,747 kg) and medical (1,640 kg) volumes increased.”

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