De­tails about On­tario’s plan to sell and dis­trib­ute pot once it’s le­gal­ized

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• The ap­proach is mod­elled on the Liquor Con­trol Board of On­tario, which reg­u­lates the sale of al­co­hol through­out the prov­ince

• The pro­posed min­i­mum age to use, pur­chase and pos­sess recre­ational cannabis in On­tario will be 19, the same as the cur­rent min­i­mum age 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 sell­ing cannabis won’t be sell­ing al­co­hol

• Ap­prox­i­mately 150 stand-alone stores will be opened by 2020, in­clud­ing 40 in July 2018, ser­vic­ing all re­gions of the prov­ince.

• On­line dis­tri­bu­tion will be avail­able across On­tario from July 2018 on­ward through a site run by the LCBO

• Cannabis dis­pen­saries cur­rently op­er­at­ing are il­le­gal and will be shut down with the help of po­lice and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties

• Po­lice will con­fis­cate small amounts of cannabis from peo­ple un­der the age of 19, but the fo­cus will be on preven­tion and harm re­duc­tion, nor crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion.

• Pric­ing and tax­a­tion de­ci­sions will come at a later date

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