This Equation Shows How Canada Will Track Pot’s Portion of GDP
Canada’s bean counters are getting a new assignment: adding marijuana to the country’s official economic growth figures.
Statistics Canada said it will begin making estimates of current illegal production, sale and use of cannabis to provide a clearer picture of the “economic and social consequences of the legalization” expected by mid-2018.
The agency will begin integrating the data into GDP accounts once the numbers go through their normal revisions in November 2019, the Ottawa-based agency said in a report Tuesday.
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