Article by Robert Benzie, Toronto Star
Echoing Premier Kathleen Wynne, who advocates for marijuana sales to be restricted to provincially owned LCBO stores, Sousa said he wanted “to send out the signal” that the era of storefront weed dispensaries is soon coming to an end.
“I, at least, don’t see that being the distribution mechanism. It’s going to have to be controlled,” the treasurer warned.
There are more that 100 illegal dispensaries now operating in Toronto with more popping up weekly despite a recent police crackdown.
“Marijuana possession and trafficking, it’s illegal. Medical users are authorized, but under federal law all marijuana storefront dispensaries are illegal, too,” said Sousa.