Ontario could have up to 1,000 private pot shops after recreational cannabis is legalized, the province’s Progressive Conservatives said Thursday, significantly more stores than planned under the previous Liberal government.
Recreational cannabis will be sold online in Ontario when legalized this fall and in private retail stores across the province early next year, the government announced Monday, reversing the previous administration’s plan to distribute cannabis through publicly owned outlets.
Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario Progressive Conservative government have signalled that cannabis will be sold in privately owned stores rather than through the newly created and government-owned Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS)
As marijuana consumption grows with expanding legalization, most users still want to be discreet about their practices
US states are beginning to rely less on privately run prisons, but Canada may be a land of opportunity for the two biggest firms.
Please read this entire article -- or at least the bold parts! It is VERY important to keep Canada away from following the US on prison, police, and drug policies!