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Recreational pot will soon be legal. Statisticians have to figure out how much it contributes to output Ever since Mr Trudeau said during the election campaign in 2015 that a Liberal government would legalise marijuana, discussion has focused on who would be authorised to sell it and what level of government would get the money from cannabis taxes. Government departments in charge of health, tax, security and others are changing procedures and reassigning bureaucrats to prepare for legalisation. Receive our Daily Dispatch and Editors’ Picks newsletters. StatCan has an especially tricky job. It has to estimate the contribution to the economy made by the production, distribution and sale of cannabis. Measuring Canada’s cannabis economy

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