Article by Robert Benzie, Toronto Star
Ontario task force is looking at how to limit recreational marijuana retailing to the government’s 650 LCBO outlets.
Ensuring recreational marijuana sales are restricted to the LCBO is a key priority for Ontario as the legalization of weed looms, says Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday at Queen’s Park, Wynne lamented that “we’re in a grey area right now,” which has enabled more than 100 illegal weed stores to open in Toronto in recent weeks.
“We literally don’t have that legal framework from the federal government. I feel very strongly that there needs to be control and regulation of marijuana,” said the premier, who added that it is up to the city to tackle the “dispensaries.”
“In the interim, I have to say to you that it really . . . does fall to the municipalities and their bylaws,” she said.