CFIB Statement on Ontario Cannabis Retail Market Announcement

We are pleased to see the Ontario government keep its commitment to do away with the lottery system and open up the cannabis retail market to independent entrepreneurs. Greater private sector retail participation will further the government’s goal of eliminating the illicit market and better serve consumer needs through greater choice and competition. 
As cannabis becomes more readily available in Ontario, we continue to encourage the government to take a proactive approach to cannabis in the workplace education to ensure both employers and employees understand their responsibilities and obligations when it comes to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

-Plamen Petkov, CFIB vice-president, Ontario