Canada to Study Cannabis Cryptomarkets Ahead of Recreational Marijuana Legalization

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As Canada prepares to legalize recreational marijuana next month, the impact this will have on online drug marketplaces has remained unclear.

Consequently, the Department of Public Safety Canada is looking to commission a study that will shed light on the cryptomarkets – online drug marketplaces that rely on the TOR browser and cryptocurrencies – with regards to the North American country and its citizens. According to a tender notice published online, the study will focus on both buyers and sellers of cannabis on the cryptomarkets:

“The general goal of this project is to estimate the extent to which cannabis is illicitly bought and sold by Canadians on cryptomarkets, identify trends in the buying and selling behaviours

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