Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Details about Ontario's Plan to Sell and Distribute Pot Once It's Legalized

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Details about Ontario's Plan to Sell and Distribute Pot Once It's Legalized

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Details about Ontario's plan to sell pot

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TORONTO - The federal government has told provinces to devise their own systems for the sale, distribution and usage of marijuana when it becomes legal next summer. On Friday, Ontario outlined its plan. Here are the details:

-- 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. …

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