Ottawa’s out to beat the black market on marijuana. Why not tobacco, too?
For nearly a century, the marijuana industry in Canada has been left to the black market. [...] Today the federal government is seeking to redress this issue and, by legalizing marijuana, it intends to shift it from the hands of criminals and into a more responsible marketplace. The policy’s success will largely depend on the regulatory details, which will govern aspects of sale ranging from taxation to packaging and promotion.