TORONTO – Ontario is set to introduce legislation today that would regulate the sale and distribution of recreational marijuana.
The province was the first to announce detailed plans last month for cannabis once the federal government makes it legal in July 2018.
The drug will be sold in up to 150 stores run by the Ontario Liquor Control Board – separate from outlets selling alcohol – and illegal dispensaries will be shut down.
Sales will be limited to those 19 and older, and consumption of marijuana will not be allowed in public spaces or workplaces.
The government has been coy on potential pricing, saying decisions will be made after more details come from the federal government, but that the aim is stay away from overly expensive prices that fuel illegal sales.
Municipalities in Ontario will find out in the coming weeks where the government wants to locate the first batch of cannabis stores, but the finance minister says none will be near schools.
- This is the Buds2Go Staff Account. We work really hard to provide information and news about marijuana legalization, product information and promotional events going on across Canada. We are fanatics and experts on strains and utilizing medical cannabis for the treatment of common ailments.
- Video2019.02.07Where should Canadians go to buy weed online?
- News2018.10.19‘A 24/7 thing’: Ottawa police begin checkstop blitz to target cannabis-impaired drivers — even in the morning
- News2018.10.19Toronto police raid 5 marijuana dispensaries as retail locations still not permitted – Toronto
- News2018.10.19Former task force chair says everyone needs to obey the rules on legalized cannabis – New Brunswick