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Ontario Releases Proposed Framework for Regulation of Recreational Cannabis

September 11, 2017

Jeff Hergott & Amir Torabi

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On September 8, 2017, the Province of Ontario’s Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi, together with Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Health Minister Eric Hoskins, announced the Ontario government’s proposed framework (the “Framework”) to regulate recreational cannabis, including its proposed retail and distribution model for sales of cannabis in Ontario. Ontario is the first province or territory in Canada to publicly announce a comprehensive roadmap for managing the sale and use of recreational cannabis, following the federal government’s announcement in April 2017 that it plans to legalize and regulate the sale and distribution of cannabis in Canada by July 2018.

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