Ontario’s Online Pot Store Still Under Wraps Days Before Legalization

Article by Kate Rutherford, CBC News

Ontario's online pot store still under wraps days before legalization Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn When it is launched, province is promising secure storage of consumers' personal data Kate Rutherford · CBC News Governments at both the provincial and federal levels are ramping up their preparations ahead of the legalization of cannabis set for October 17th. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe Mahoney (Joe Mahoney/ Canadian Press)

As Ontarians wait for the launch of the online Ontario Cannabis Store, (OCS) it’s only a matter of googling to find an online pot store where you can select a product, pay and have it delivered, already. The catch is that it’s not legal.

As for the legal option to be operated by the provincial government, it’s not known what the provincial  OCS retail site will look like. Right now it’s being used as a spot for news releases and FAQs.

A couple of weeks ago, the OCS Chief of Communications promised media a preview but nothing has materialized despite emails and phone messages and legalization a few days away on October 17th.

What is known is that previous suppliers of medical marijuana have signed on with the province to provide recreational marijauna. On the OCS website, it says the future online store will offer products which will initially include dried and fresh cannabis, cannabis oil, as well as a selection of cannabis accessories. Edibles will not be sold until such time as the federal government chooses to make these legal.

The OCS has not outlined how one places an order or pays, but it is promising a “safe, secure online shopping experience for adults 19 and over.” It says it will keep purchases confidential and has deliberately chosen methods to protect personal information.

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