I've never seen a bigger Government flop than here - Ontario's legalization of marijuana. Legal only at Government Stores. I quit smoking anything 43 years ago, so the following is just what I've observed. Hardly anyone buys at the (very few) Government stores - I've heard that it's low-grade - stems, seeds etc. and costs like high-grade. People still call a number and can get free delivery - better weed at lower prices. And they do -- in HUGE numbers. Consumption seems to have increased - the smell of pot from nearby houses is almost overpowering, when I'm out walking. But it's bought from the same dealers who sold it before legalization, plus new entrants in the field. There were about 50 (illegal) storefront operations in my town that sprang up when legal pot was about to begin. There was a crackdown then - but now people drop off cards with their numbers etc. Every phone or electric pole is plastered with these phone numbers (and prices too). The government has missed the boat on revenue, completely. They can no more salvage this than they have been able to control the flow of untaxed cigarettes from Native Reserves. About one in two smokers here buys cigarettes that come from these sources. "Runners" sell them for less than $30 a carton. Around $3 a pack - taxed cigarettes are $13 a pack in stores. Who loses? The government - and by extension, us. If the Government makes something like marijuana legal - and goes into the business of selling it - then they should be able to make it PAY. They're inept -- or is it inert?