Lack Of Legal Cannabis In B.C.’s ‘access Deserts’ Is Helping Illicit Market Thrive, Retailers Say

12 municipalities, including Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond and Delta, still don’t have a storefront for legal weed.

Across a large swath of B.C.’s South Coast, there lies an area cannabis industry insiders have dubbed an access desert. It’s a group of municipalities that — two years after legalization — still doesn’t have legal cannabis retailers within its boundaries.

Twelve municipalities — Whistler, West Vancouver, Richmond, Delta, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Surrey, the Township of Langley, the City of Langley, Abbotsford and Hope — still don’t offer local access to legal cannabis, according to the provincial government.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.

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