Ontario Cannabis Store Hours, Distance From Schools Revealed

Article by Antonella Artuso, Toronto Sun

Ontario pot store hours, distance from schools revealed Antonella Artuso Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General of Ontario, addresses the Empire Club of Canada regarding the federal legalization of cannabis in Toronto on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

The Ontario government’s new rules for private pot stores set a minimum distance from schools of 150 metres.

Under former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne’s plan for recreational cannabis, the product would have been sold out of government stores that were a minimum of 450 metres from schools.

Premier Doug Ford had previously criticized the 450 metres setback as too little.

“I won’t put (cannabis stores] beside schools like you did,” Ford told Wynne during an election debate.

Ford’s government dumped the Wynne plan for recreational cannabis stores which involved a very limited number of outlets.

The Tory plan will allow hundreds of private cannabis shops to set up, open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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