The Ontario government announced on Friday that it will sell marijuana in dedicated stores run by the province’s liquor control board.
Attorney General Yasir Naqvi says those looking to purchase marijuana when it becomes legal across the country will be subject to the same age and usage restrictions currently in place for alcohol.
The use of recreational marijuana will be prohibited in public places and workplaces.
The LCBO will oversee the legal retail of cannabis in Ontario through new stand-alone cannabis stores and an online order service. LCBO stores that will be selling cannabis won’t sell alcohol.
Around 150 stand-alone stores will be opened by 2020, which includes 40 in July of 2018, which will service all regions of the province.
New Democrat M-P-P Gilles Bisson says the government has not explained how pot products will be priced and taxed, where 150 promised dedicated marijuana stores will be located and how communities will be involved in the decision-making process.
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