We applaud the government for clearing the way for independent small business access to Ontario’s cannabis retail market. We are also pleased that eliminating the illicit market remains the top priority and that government will not treat legalization as a cash grab. This will better position legitimate retailers to combat the illicit market.
We look forward to further details around the rules and regulations on the licensing process for retail participation, and continuing to work with ministers Fedeli and Mulroney as we approach April 1, 2019.
-Ryan Mallough, senior policy analyst, Ontario. Canadian Federation of Independent Business