Starting a week today, people in Ontario will be able to legally buy marijuana at a government-run online store, with the product delivered to customers for a $5 delivery fee using Canada Post.
Officials with the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) held a technical briefing with reporters today, less than a week before recreational cannabis use becomes legal in Canada on Wednesday.
Visitors to the site must first enter their birth date to confirm they’re older than 19. The age is then verified using identification upon delivery.
The OCS will sell dried cannabis, capsules, oils and pre-rolled joints, but no seeds for the time being. Accessories such as bongs and grinders will also be sold on the site. About 70 strains of pot will be available when the site launches, with a goal to ramp that up to 150 strains within a few months.
Each product listing will include the percentage of THC and CBD, as well as the plant type and terpenes, which are fragrant oils found in plants which produce a unique taste and smell.
Product prices have not yet been set, but the government has said they would be competitive with the illicit market.