When Cannabis was legalized by the federal government, the primary goal was to combat an illegal market that remained largely unchecked and completely unregulated.

Today Canadians have an option to consume legal cannabis that is free from dangerous additives, chemicals, or fertilizers. These products are available from safe retail locations thereby ensuring the safety of consumers who chose cannabis.

But the illegal market has not gone away. Rather is has fought to remain alive, finding new ways to compete using products that are not Health Canada approved. We must remain diligent if we are to beat the illegal market, and ensure that the legal market has the opportunity to continue to compete with these illegal operators.

Together, we can beat the illegal market.