We've seen some huge changes in Canada during the first year of cannabis legalization. Some are positive, some negative, but nonetheless, our country will never be the same again.\nCannabis-related crimes have seen a steady decrease in the last year. Though the black market still exists, cannabis-related crimes in Canada have decreased 29% overall. Quebec closely follows the national average, seeing a 28% decrease in cannabis-related crimes.\nOur province is an excellent example of how cannabis legalization is a slowly improving process with many benefits. According to data from Statistics Canada, police-reported cannabis crimes drastically decreased for the 7th year in a row.\nBills C-45 and C-46 were implemented after cannabis legalization and have helped police officers construct a legal framework for the regulation of cannabis. New provisions also give police the tools to better screen drivers who might be under the influence.\nThe provinces that saw the biggest decrease in police-reported cannabis crimes are Nova Scotia (39%), Manitoba (39%), Saskatchewan (35%), and Alberta (38%). The Northwest Territories also saw a huge decrease in offences.\nView this post on Instagram Suivez nous pour toutes informations!#montreal #sqdc #cannabis #canada #quebec A post shared by Société Québécoise du Cannabis (@la.sqdc) on Oct 22, 2018 at 5:58am PDT\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Société Québécoise du Cannabis (@la.sqdc) on Oct 19, 2018 at 5:26am PDT\nWhile Quebec was close to the national average, Ontario (26%) and British Columbia (26%) lagged behind the rest of the country.\nStill, not all cannabis-related crime has been stamped out. Canada saw a 22% increase in criminal incidents of importation and exportation. In fact, import/export crimes are the most widely-reported cannabis crimes in the country.\nREAD ALSO: You Can Now Apply For A Pardon If You've Ever Been Convicted Of A Cannabis Offence In Canada, Here's How\nIn Quebec, the police reported 136 violations of the Cannabis Act post-legalization. In most cases, violators were found carrying more than the allotted 30 grams on their person.\nMany criminals still attempt to illegally sell cannabis via the black market. Apparently, police found a total of 276 cases of individuals trying to sell and possessing with intent to sell according to Canada's Cannabis Stats Hub.\nView this post on Instagram Canadian cannabis use jumped leading up to legalization, UN report says A United Nations world drug report says more Canadians started using cannabis each year during the lead up to legalization. The report says there was a 40 percent increase in recreational marijuana use between 2013 and 2017. This is attributed to a decrease in the perception of risk around cannabis use and the national debate around legalization. SOURCE: https://www.chch.com/canadian-cannabis-use-jumped-leading-up-to-legalization-un-report-says/ #marijuana #marijuanaculture #420 #cannabis #cannabisculture #canadiancannabis #canada #canadian #cannabisculturecanada A post shared by Cannabis Culture Canada (@cannabis.culture.canada) on Jul 2, 2019 at 8:58pm PDT\nIn Quebec, import/export of cannabis still poses problems as police reported 165 violations. Growing and cultivating continues to see decreasing numbers overall.\nView this post on Instagram DNA Genetics Lemon Skunk (hybrid) #cannabis #canadiancannabis #legalweed #marijuana #marijuanaculture A post shared by Cannabis Culture Canada (@cannabis.culture.canada) on Feb 15, 2019 at 5:16pm PST\nIt'll be interesting to see how these crime statistics shape up once driving violations are factored in.\nAs Canada gears up for a second wave of legalization, including the sale of edibles, later this year, expect some of these numbers to fluctuate.\nFor now, signs are encouraging. Based on one year of statistics, it seems that legalization is slowly accomplishing the task of removing the black market.