There will be no room for weed dispensaries in Toronto when the Ontario government starts selling cannabis online October 17, 2018.
The Ontario government is creating a weed monopoly
To establish a temporary Ontario cannabis monopoly, Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli has threatened “zero tolerance” for existing Ontario dispensaries selling weed with “severe and escalating fines for any infractions”.
What are Toronto dispensary owners doing?
Some current Toronto dispensary operators are choosing to shut down operations before October 17th (or before being raided) for a chance to obtain a legal cannabis retail license that would allow them to open in April 2019.
A Trinity Bellwoods dispensary that opened in 2016 held a “Wake and Bake” to commemorate its recent closing
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