The New Marijuana Laws Are Out And All Local Dispensaries Will Be Shut Down
The government will then open up to 60 legal pot stores across the province.
It looks like the days of illegal weed dispensaries in Toronto is about to become a thing of the past, as the Ontario government is about to create a cannabis control board that will legalize marijuana for recreational use and open up to 60 legal storefronts to sell and distribute weed across the province.
These storefronts would only sell to those 19 and older and it's speculated that there will be anywhere from 30 to 60 pot shops. However, this new movement will result in all the current illegal dispensaries in Ontario to shut down over the next 12 months.
The legalized weed would not be sold in the LCBO, an idea that had previously been suggested by Premier Kathleen Wynne.
What comes as an even bigger shock, is that a number of media outlets have stated that the government is looking at selling marijuana online as well.
While it's unclear when these changes will be put in place, the federal government plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by July 1, 2018, and leave it up to the provinces and territories to oversee distribution and sales.
Source: Metro News