Ontario’s first four recreational cannabis stores announced
With the legalization of recreational marijuana on the horizon, the federal and provincial governments have been working together to develop rules on the use and sale of cannabis Here are some things you should know about the use and sale in your province.
The agencies say the locations comply with local zoning rules, minimize proximity to schools and factor in where illegal dispensaries are currently operating.
Forty stores are expected to open this year and another 40 by July of next year. In total, the province plans to set up roughly 150 standalone cannabis stores by 2020.
The federal government introduced legislation last April with a goal of legalizing and regulating the use of recreational pot by this summer, but left it up to individual provinces to design their own distribution system and usage regulations.