11 Ontario Cannabis Stores Hit With Fines For Missing Opening Date


Opening a cannabis store in Ontario just got more expensive.

As we reported last year, the Ontario government decided  to issue just 25 licenses for private cannabis retailers in what it called a ‘phased approach’. Prospective business owners had to pony up a minimum of $10,000 in fees.

Now, the Canadian Press reports that eleven of the initial twenty-five retailers have been fined $12,500 each for not being open by April 15.

And that’s not all: If the stores aren’t open by the end of this month, they stand to face further penalities. 

At present, cannabis can be purchased in Ontario at 13 brick-and-mortar stores, or online.


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