Article by Toronto Sun
When recreational cannabis is legalized on Oct. 17, the only legal retailer in Ontario will be the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store through its online website OCS.ca.
The site will be up and running at 12:01 a.m. ET on Wednesday, and consumers will be able access it from computers and mobile devices. The products offered for sale will include dried flower, oils, capsules, pre-rolled joints and accessories, but no seeds for the time being. The government has not released a list of prices, but said they would be competitive to compete with the illicit market.
Here’s a primer on how to purchase marijuana online:
— Shoppers will be asked to enter their full birth date and then confirm their age. Only those who confirm they are 19 years of age or older will be able to access the site. No proof of age will be required.
— Shoppers will have the option to check out educational resources if they want to learn about cannabis, including the plant’s anatomy, facts about consumption and how to choose cannabis products. The information is already available on the newly launched website OCSlearn.ca.
— Shoppers will then be able to choose from cannabis products including dried flower — there will be 70 strains at first, with that number expected to eventually reach 150 — oils and capsules, pre-rolled joints as well as accessories like vapourizers, rolling papers and trays.