Yukoners remain Canada’s reigning champions of legal cannabis consumption.
Saturday marks the second anniversary of legal marijuana sales in Canada and Yukon’s minister responsible for cannabis sales says people in the territory buy more legal weed on a per capita basis than any other jurisdiction in Canada.
In the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, Minister John Streicker said Yukoners bought more than $9 million worth of legal cannabis between October 2018 and the end of August 2020.
Streicker said those figures show legalization has been a success.
“We are seeing legal cannabis sales trend higher in the Yukon and across Canada, and we know this is displacing more and more of the illicit market,” he said.
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