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As more and more cannabis stores open, some ask: How many can stay in business?

Ontario has lagged far behind other provinces in opening cannabis retail stores. That is, until recently. Regulators in that province are now issuing 30 new authorizations a week. The pace of openings raises questions journalist Patrick Cain explores on CTVNews.ca: How many legal weed stores can Canadian customers actually keep in business?

Sandwich board pointing to Friendly Stranger cannabis retail shop on Danforth Avenue in Toronto, on Feb. 25, 2021 (Patrick Cain / CTVNews.ca)

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W5 INVESTIGATES | Consumed by conspiracy: How so many fall down the rabbit hole

A pandemic has added fuel to the fire of conspiracy theories. And many people are falling down the rabbit hole of lies ... but why? And, more importantly, how can they get back out? W5 investigates the world of online conspiracies.

A protester holds up a placard as he takes part in an anti-lockdown protest against government restrictions designed to control or mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and lockdowns, in London on Nov. 28, 2020. (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)