The Ford government is introducing changes to how cannabis is sold across the province as part of the budget, including $40-million over two years to help implement the costs of recreational pot.
The Progressive Conservative are proposing to lift the cap of 25 retail store authorizations across the province, which were permitted to begin opening April 1.
To help open additional licenced stores, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission to pre-qualify operators that are hoping to enter market, according to the budget, includes:
-The payment of a fee or obtaining a letter of credit;
-Criminal and other background checks
-Information confirming lease or ownership interests in potential store locations.
The PCs are also calling on the federal government to take steps in addressing the national marijuana supply shortage to ensure there is an adequate and predictable supply of recreational cannabis from licensed producers.
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