In a move widely touted as "Marijuana Legalization", the criminal organization calling itself "The Canadian Government" is shuttering a substantial number of brick and mortar small businesses instead intending to capture the retail market themselves (archived). Unlike Uruguay whose government subsidizes the distribution of four types of standardized marijuana in the name of public health, the Candian government is instead selling anything and everything cannabis that they can get their hands on in an attempt to become a Walmart or Amazon. They appear to have no intention of letting the dispensaries which long served medical patients cutting into their margins now that the Canadian Government is moving from the activity of governing to the business of retailing.
There is much irony in the numerous Canadian potheads celebrating government weed while failing to mourn the fallen dispensaries which played a substantial role in "legalizing" their pot.
While in Canada's marginal neighbor to the south, the USG.DEA and USG.CIA have managed to play a substantial and profitable wholesaling and importation role in the drug market for decades, those agencies had sufficient shame to try concealing their intervention and supression of private enterprise in favor of promoting their own revenue generation efforts. Canada lacks even that capacity for shame.