Article by Patrick Cain, Global News
This afternoon, the federal Liberals announced the date when legal cannabis stores can open across Canada: October 17.
Across the country, this sets the clock ticking as officials figure out how, and where, to sell residents respectable, legal, taxed pot.
The timing is potentially awkward. Outgoing Liberal premier Kathleen Wynneannounced back in the fall of 2017 that pot would be sold through a government monopoly, like the province’s liquor stores.
Does the freeze apply to the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, a marijuana subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario? Yes and no, it turns out.