Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada, but many questions remain unanswered.\nALSO READ: Trudeau Is So Unbelievably Popular Right Now That It Looks Like He'll Be Prime Minister Of Canada For At Least 5 More Years\nTL;DR The city of Montreal has granted the SPVM an additional $5,000,000 to create a squad whose sole mission will be to pursue sales of cannabis outside the SQDC.\nIt will be a while before statistics agencies can collect on the newly-legal drug. Officials are still unsure as to its effect on public safety, crime, and, especially, the public budget.\nGovernments expect to make big on cannabis taxes. But as provinces and municipalities capitalize on this new source of revenue, they will also have to significantly invest in the police departments whose mission it is to enforce the country's new marijuana-related laws.\nStrict laws that regulate everything from cannabis sales, to consumption, to storage, combined with a new, liberal public attitude toward the drug will create a challenge for law enforcement agencies across the country.\nOfficers will have to expend more resources to make the law clear. General ignorance of most of these regulations and confusion about their differences between municipalities will not help the situation.\nWhat's worse, Canada's new cannabis laws are toally untested. Legalization is a grand experiment. Police departments don't even yet have a proven test to catch motorists driving high.\nSuch uncertainty explains why the city of Montreal is giving the SPVM an extra five million dollars to enforce marijuana laws, particularly those that give the province complete authority over distribution.\nThe money comes from a grant from the public security ministry but, ultimately, from taxpayers.\nAccording to the newly-released 2019 municipal budget, that five million will fund a new team dedicated to the hunt for cannabis products and dealers outside the government-run network of dispensaries.\nThe squad's only "mission is to carry out investigations aimed at countering the market of the smuggling of cannabis," the budget states.\nThe province has exclusive control of cannabis sales through the société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC). While the government states that this method will better ensure public safety, some have criticized the measure for its monopoly of profits.\nSales outside the SQDC network, therefore, both undermine public safety and threaten the province's stream of cannabis revenue.\nPeople in Quebec who continue purchase illicit product outside the SQDC should probably think twice. Montreal police will soon have the resources to doggedly pursue dealers.