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Ontario unveils pot plan, including online ordering, 150 stand-alone stores | CBC NEWS

By Mike Crawley, Lauren Pelley – CBC News – September 8th, 2017

The Ontario government has announced a framework to manage the sale and use of marijuana, which includes an online ordering service and roughly 150 stand-alone stores.

The plan revealed Friday morning includes several key components:

  • Eighty stand-alone stores that will be open by July 1, 2019, with roughly 150 opened by 2020.
  • Online distribution that will be available across Ontario from July 2018 onward.
  • A proposed minimum age of 19 to use, purchase and possess recreational cannabis in Ontario.

Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Health Minister Eric Hoskins unveiled the plan, which makes Ontario the first province or territory in Canada to publicly announce a comprehensive framework.

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