Ontario Police seized over $143 MILLION in illegal cannabis since July

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Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have seized over 122,000 illegal cannabis plants between July 1 and October 15, according to an OPP press release. The raids were conducted by the “OPP Regional Community Street Crime Units (CSCU), along with members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU).” Cannabis was legalized in Canada in October of 2018, but the government has nevertheless failed to stamp out the black market for the drug. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of cannabis sales in Canada are conducted in the black market. In Ontario, as much as 75 percent of all cannabis sales are conducted over the black market.

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