In a dramatic about-face, the Ontario government announced today that privately owned cannabis retail will be coming to the province.
Under the newly-announced framework, the sale of recreational cannabis will initially be available only online in the province when the Federal Government brings the Cannabis Act into force on October 17, 2018. However, the provincial government will be implementing a privately owned retail framework which will be developed after consultation with a variety of stakeholders. These consultations are set to begin almost immediately.
Municipalities will have a large say over the shape of private retail in the province as the . . . [more]