The Ontario government announced Friday that it will create a cannabis control board and open up to 60 storefronts in the first year to manage the sale and distribution of marijuana in the province.
Latest Ontario pot plan includes online ordering, 150 stores by 2020, and restricting marijuana sales to those 19 and older (a year above the minimum age recommended by the federal government’s cannabis task force report in December).
The stores selling marijuana to the public will not be housed inside existing LCBO stores as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne had previously suggested.
In April, legislation was introduced in the House of Commons to legalize and regulate the sale and distribution of marijuana on or before July 1, 2018.
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SOURCE: Crawley, M., Thibedeau, H. (September 7, 2017). Ontario to create cannabis control board, open up storefronts. CBC News. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ontario-to-create-cannabis-control-board-1.4280073