Ontario to launch state-run retail marijuana outlets

Marijuana will be sold in Ontario through a chain of government-run stores,¬†all existing medical cannabis dispensaries will be closed, and consumption will be limited to private homes, Ontario’s Liberal government said Friday in announcing the province’s framework governing recreational MJ. The measures effectively¬†shut the door to private businesses in the retail space and will make it more difficult for entrepreneurs to get a slice of the legalized cannabis sector when recreational legalization is set to come into force next summer. The government hopes to have 40 cannabis outlets by July 2018, 80 by July 2019 and 150 up ... Ontario to launch state-run retail marijuana outlets is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs